While efficient communications are vital for advanced industrial socities, the United States is poised to enter the 21st century with the U.S. Postal Service, a government monopoly established in the 18th century.
In this age of personal computers, fax machines, and e-mail, the Postal Service is quickly becoming obsolete. This book explores the pros and cons of privatizing the Postal Service and abolishing its monopoly on carrying first-class mail.
The 14 contributors to this volume include Postmaster General Marvin Runyon; economist Rick Geddes; Murray Comarow, father of the modern USPS; Thomas M. Lenard of the Progress and Freedom Foundation; Steve Gibson of the Bioeconomics Institute; and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.).