[Vision2020] Postal Service Is Nearing Default as Losses Mount

Andreas Schou ophite at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 10:01:22 PDT 2011

On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 2:00 PM, Paul Rumelhart <godshatter at yahoo.com> wrote:

> If I remember right, the USPS has a monopoly on regular postal mail (not
> over-nighted, non-packages), so FedEx and UPS cannot, by law, compete in
> this area.  Aren't government-granted monopolies great?

Actually, the USPS doesn't just have a statutory monopoly: it has a
Constitutional monopoly. A federal postal monopoly was expressly intended by
the Founding Fathers.
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