Monthly Archives: October 2015

Brookings Keeps Banging USPS Privatization Drum

Here comes another proposal to privatize the U.S. Postal Service. Only this one comes from the supposedly liberal Brookings Institution which essentially argues that the USPS should be broken in half. USPS should be divided into two parts: a public … Continue reading

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Board Nominees Favor Privatization, Oppose Postal Banking

No wonder the U.S. Postal Service came out so strongly against the proposal earlier this year for it to develop banking services aimed at poorer people generally shunned by commercial banks. Mickey Barnett, a recent nominee to its Board of … Continue reading

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New Senate Postal Reform Bill Probably Dead on Arrival

Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) has introduced a new bill to ostensibly save the U.S. Postal Service from rack and ruin http://www.carper.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/a84f951e-448f-4ea4-b836-d077b5f28456/ipost-one-pager.pdf. I guess you’ve got to give Carper, a longtime postal reform advocate, some credit for trying. Too bad many … Continue reading

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