Mail at the Millennium: Will the Postal Service Go Private?


As more people correspond and pay bills online, dramatically reducing the need for letter carrying, what is the place for the Postal Service in the 21st century?

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As more people correspond and pay bills online, dramatically reducing the need for letter carrying, what is the place for the Postal Service in the 21st century?

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Can the postal service maintain its federal associations in the 21st century, or will it go private? Considerations of the new online payment forms and correspondence raise questions about the service's future, and Mail@the Millennium contains 16 essays by economists, scholars, lawyers and others who detail the communications and delivery services of the present and possible future. An intriguing title.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781930865020
  • Publisher: Cato Institute
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Pages: 233
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Coming Revolution in Mail Delivery 1
2 A View from the Postal Service 17
3 The Postal Service's Market Grab 25
4 Dangers in Cyberspace 45
5 A Mass Mailer's Perspective 67
6 Labor Market Outcomes of Postal Reorganization 75
7 Consequences of Competition 103
8 Fatal Flaws in the Postal Service's Structure 115
9 The Future of Messaging 125
10 The Post Office and the Digital Switch: Observations on an Outmoded Industry 135
11 Privatizing the U.S. Postal Service 149
12 The Global Postal Reform Movement 163
13 A Competitor's View 179
14 Congressional Plans for Postal Modernization 189
15 The United States' Postal Contradiction 197
16 A Free Market Critique of Postal Reform 211
Index 223
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