If the near meltdown of the United States Postal Service proves anything it's that private industry can do stuff better than government.
It's that simple.
Email, online bill payment and a society that craves instant gratification are all factors in the demise of the once mighty post office. But let's face it, UPS and FedEx have done a much better job of delivering packages and time sensitive material for many years now.
In fact I would argue that despite its noble roots as the creation of Ben Franklin and a model of the efficiency of early U.S. government, the post office is an irrelevant appendage that should be permanently closed.
For good. There's simply no need for it in modern society.
I've tried hard to think of how having no post office might affect me and all I can come up with is Christmas cards and small eBay stores still using parcel post instead of UPS.
I guess that means no more Christmas cards. And - according to one eBay store owner I know - costs on small stuff will go up when the post office goes away.
But, there's tons of websites online that deliver electronic cards. Seems it would be pretty easy to find a nice looking and appropriate e-card and blast it out to everyone in my Android contact list.
As for eBay, there's a good chance that the demise of the post office will result in a war for market share between FedEx and UPS. Economics
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