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Could a Public USPS Survive in a Trump Presidency?

Predictably, the Republican platform plank on the U.S. Postal Service spouts mindless corporate drivel about how outmoded the USPS is in the internet age and how private enterprise should make more incursions into its operations. That is, if GOP platform … Continue reading

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U.S. Postal Service Well Worth Fighting For

At last somebody recognizes the value and tradition of the public post office and how it kept the country together—and really still does. In a new book, author Winifred Gallagher outlines how the U.S. Post Office began by keeping the … Continue reading

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USPS Should Stay Away From Bitcoin Technology

One of the stupidest ideas to save the U.S. Postal Service has just come to pass: to develop a digital currency modeled on Bitcoin (https://www.bitcoin.com). Trouble is this idea comes not from the USPS itself but the office of the … Continue reading

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Commercial Mailers Break Silence on Postal Governors Issue

Mailing industry groups are finally trying to light a fire under the collective hindquarters of the Senate to up and approve new members of the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors. The Board is supposed to make sure that the … 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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Conservative Think Tank Blasts USPS Delivery Cuts

It’s no secret that the U.S. Postal Service seems much more interested in building its package courier services right now than in boosting its regular plain mail delivery. Just look at the USPS’s latest quarterly financial report for the period … Continue reading

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USPS Publicly Poo-Poos Postal Banking Proposals

The U.S. Postal Service has been thrown on the defensive over a proposal to begin offering financial services to lower income people who banks generally avoid. You know that because the postal service has come out with a rare statement … Continue reading

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