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Posted: 12/6/2001 11:23:36 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 11:28:31 AM EST
What is stopping a private enterprise from starting a postal service? FedEx comes to mind. Is there some type of law?
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 11:40:11 AM EST
Techinically, only the USPS has authority to use YOUR mailbox. So they'd need to change those rules first.
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 11:51:01 AM EST
It's illegal for anyone but the government to deliver first class mail. This from the people who want MicroSoft's ass because they say they're a monopoly.
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 11:56:35 AM EST
They'll solve this problem by raising the price of stamps. These guys get paid the big bucks for innovative solutions to the USPS's inefficiencies.
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 1:57:19 PM EST
Yes, by law only the post office may deliver letters or documents unless they are time critical.
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 2:04:12 PM EST
Services such as mail delivery unfortunately lay in the hands of the government because the private sector could/would not take on such a task. In urban enviroments it would be fine, but wouldn't you be pissed when you had to put on an extra 10 stamps on a piece of mail because you enjoyed living in the country. -bc
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 2:10:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/6/2001 2:07:40 PM EST by Waldo]
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