This comprehensive collection of essays by prominent policy
makers, scholars, and analysts provides the most persuasive
justification to date of the need to completely overhaul the U.S.
Postal Service by privatizing the delivery of mail. Contributors
call for an end of the federal postal monopoly and offer
prescriptions for privatizing the Postal Service that will benefit
all stakeholders, including the 800,000 Postal Service employees.
The contributors do, however, differ on how, given practical
political pressures, to dismantle the postal monopoly and abolish
the ties between the federal government and the Postal Service.
Some propose gradual steps, beginning with third class mail, to
achieve those goals. Others would eliminate the postal monopoly and
privatize the Postal Service all at once by issuing stock in the
Postal Service to all current postal workers and managers.