Mail at the Millennium

Mail at the Millennium

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This book analyzes why the Postal Service needs to be privatized if mail delivery is to be an efficient component of rather than a corroded cog in the communications and information economy. The first section examines the state of the USPS, including its dangerous forays into cyberspace. The second section considers the changing structure of the mail market, including a look at labor problems, fatal flaws with the organization of the USPS, and the probable consequences of competition. The third section explores how to unwind government monopolies and reviews postal reforms in other countries. The fourth section offers actual reform and privatization proposals. Essays by Postmaster General William Henderson, Federal Express founder Frederick Smith, and Pitney Bowes CEO Michael Critelli contribute to making this volume an indispensable guide for charting the future of mail in the new millennium.The Postal Service did not shy away from using the excuse Of prea€” venting mail fraud to expand its powers. ... Enterprises that forward mail to individuals who travel the country in recreational vehicles also will fall victim tO the new rules.

Title:Mail at the Millennium
Author:Edward L. Hudgins
Publisher:Cato Institute - 2001-09-25


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