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Should we privatize postal services?
Postal services “bind the nation” together (Title 39 U.S.C)
The main services the Postal Service provides that private carriers do not are junk mail and bills. The typical person's response to these is not a feeling of camaraderie and appreciation for fellow society.
Gifts and personal correspondence could be considered useful in binding the nation together, but gifts are usually sent via private carriers rather than entrusted to the post office. Personal correspondence could easily be sent this way as well.