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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 12/6/2001 12:23:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 12:28:31 PM EDT
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 12:40:11 PM EDT
Techinically, only the USPS has authority to use YOUR mailbox. So they'd need to change those rules first.
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 12:51:01 PM EDT
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 12:56:35 PM EDT
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 2:57:19 PM EDT
Yes, by law only the post office may deliver letters or documents unless they are time critical.
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 3:04:12 PM EDT
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 3:10:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/6/2001 3:07:40 PM EDT by Waldo]
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