A good article on why the Post Office should be privatized.

Most of the important stuff Americans buy – food, clothing, and shelter – is produced almost entirely by the private sector. The result? Nearly everyone is fed, clothed and housed.

What’s so special about mail delivery that the government must do it? No one seems to have a good explanation. It’s in the Constitution that the federal government can create post offices – but it doesn’t say the government has to do that, and it certainly does not legalize any postal monopoly.

The reason the Post Office can’t be privatized is that you have a gigantic overpaid group of postal service employees who would suddenly be armed, angry and out of work.

Well, there’s also that rural mail would be more expensive. But frankly, as someone who has chosen to live in a semi-rural area, I don’t need any government subsidies.

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