Singing Loudly: Not Just a Post

Singing Loudly

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Not Just a Post

Charles Wheelan, Ph.D., author of Naked Economics, wrote his column at Yahoo! Finance concerning the postal service. It's no surprise that a conservative economist would argue to privatize the post office. As I just bought, reluctantly, a lot of "forever" stamps and some 2 cent extra postage, I wanted to see his thoughts.

It seems a little odd to complain about long lines (you can do nearly all you want to online from ordering stamps and supplies to arranging pickups), the lack of meaningful competition to first class mail (for the most part, email is meaningful competition), and no incentives for government employees to work harder (isn't he a tenured professor?).


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