An alternate plan to rescue the US Postal Service

An article in the Wall Street Journal (April 17,2012) provides an alternative to the current plan to shut post offices and decase delivery days. The Pistal workers union suggests increasing stamp prices, providing delivery services for pharmaceutical delivery etc as ways to boost revenues. They also suggest that cutting services will get them into a spiral that will make them less competitive. Should the postal service, that has the lowest rates across the world, be permitted to set prices in line with world rates ? Should the postal service be allowed to compete in insurance and local deliveries – last mile service to assist small business go be competitive ? Or should the logic of complete access to all locations, a US Postal service mandate, be reconsidered ?

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