News - The Post Office: Doing All The Wrong Things In All The Wrong Ways | Heartland Institute:
"Government is awful at doing…just about everything.
In no small part because of the rigid, unyielding dictates of human nature.
Government, of course, being populated by humans – is not immune to these dictates.
...the government Post Office (USPS).
An ongoing, rolling, unmitigated disaster – because…it’s government.
So it breaks all of the immutable rules.
Let us view the Post Office in two halves, Twix-style – the snail mail side, and the package delivery side.
The snail mail side possesses a distinct, authoritarian advantage.
They have mandated themselves a monopoly.
If a private sector business tries to go into the snail mail delivery business – they will instead go directly to jail.
Having outlawed any competitors – the government Post Office is under no pressure to do things…very well at all.
Because where else you got to go?...