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Should we privatize postal services?
Governments should provide postal services.
Postal services “bind the nation” together (Title 39 U.S.C)
Without universal, affordable postal services, people in rural communities would be unfairly overcharged and/or under-served.
Citizens deserve to be informed, and not providing postal service would keep disadvantaged citizens from being informed.
In the US, the Post Office is the hub of many small communities and provides the only presence of the Federal government many communities ever see.
In the US, the Postal Service brings with it laws that keep the private sector from offering better service than the post office, hurting consumers.
Governments should not compete against the private sector.
People are forced to pay for the Post Office regardless of whether it suits their needs. This reduces the bureaucracy's incentive to provide excellent service.
Over-regulation and government interference stifles innovation and productivity.
Universal postal services are prohibitively costly, and only make sense for private emterprises in densely populated areas.
Government should not be in the business of providing advertising for companies trying sell things.
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