Tuesday, March 30, 2010
PRIVATIZED MAIL DELIVERY – SURELY WE CAN AGREE ON THIS?
I believe that we’re all better served by repealing the USPS monopoly as soon as possible, and by letting consumers and businesses choose how they’d like to consume mail services going forward. Perhaps you’d like to only get snail mail and packages two days per week, and then only from FedEx or UPS or some new competitor who would likely spring to life if the USPS monopoly wasn’t standing in their way. Maybe businesses would pay a little extra to send mail all 7 days, or might even start their own private mail delivery services if their size & scale warranted it. With the lid off, we will see an innovation in mail delivery such as we’ve only seen when FedEx and UPS were allowed to compete with the US Postal Service for package delivery. Extend that to regular mail, and all of a sudden you’ve got true consumer choice, and likely lower prices to boot.
There will be a ton of howling when Saturday delivery is eliminated in coming months. Rather than just take it, let’s agitate for one small bit of private sunshine in an increasingly monolithic, “public” America.
Posted by Jay H. at 2:39 PM