U.S. Postal Service Decides to Respond to Inefficiency with Inconvenience
Really, do the travails of public-sector monopolies come in any clearer form? Per the Associated Press:
The Postal service could save a substantial amount of money by reducing mail delivery to five days, the Government Accountability Office said Tuesday.
The post office, which lost $8.5 billion last year, has proposed eliminating Saturday delivery as one of several moves aimed at reducing costs.
Postal officials have estimated the change would save $3.1 billion annually, and a new GAO study agreed that savings would be large, depending on how efficiently the cutback is handled.
Exactly what the USPS needs to survive: a mandate to be less service-oriented. Somewhere the spirit of Lysander Spooner is stirring.