Prof. Wagstaff wrote:I'm still utterly failing to understand your call to cut USPS off at the knees and hand over letter delivery to people with no other mandate than lining their own pockets and who lack the resources to do the job as well as it's currently being done.
This doesn't necessarily have to be the case. I would be happy if the USPS were purchased and operated by its current employees, sans mandate and subsidy (or implicit guarantee thereof). It could be collectively owned. The problem is on the liability end - the operators of the USPS should be ultimately responsible for their actions and management, not Congress and by extension, the taxpayer.
Prof. Wagstaff wrote:*I should have said "solution", given that you readily admit it will just shift around who the "winners and losers" are (your words.) In my preferred model, the "winners" are every single U.S. citizen; in yours, it would seem, they'd be just a small number of business owners.
How can you say that the winners are every single U.S. citizen? What about people in high-density urban areas who effectively overpay for letter services? (you know, 80% of people living in the US)