Perspectives on Postal Service Issues

Perspectives on Postal Service Issues

Sharon P. Smith a > The United States Postal Service , with a work force of nearly 700,000 , is the second largest agency of the federal government . ( The largest is , of course , the Department of Defense . ) ...

Author: Roger Sherman

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105035875793

Category: Postal service

Page: 248

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Categories: Postal service

Competition and Innovation in Postal Services

Competition and Innovation in Postal Services

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 4:381-93. Sherman, Roger, ed. 1980. Perspectives on Postal Service Issues. Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute. Simone, Luisa. 1989. “E-mail, the Global Handshake.” PC Magazine.

Author: Michael A. Crew

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781475748185

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

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Any Chainnan of the British Post Office dwells in the shadow of Rowland Hill, and, if he were an honest man, he probably from time to time, while singing the praises of Rowland Hill, as is his due, thinks a silent thought of sympathy for his predecessor Colonel Maberly, the head of the Post Office, the Champion of established orthodoxy, the leader of the Professionals, who had to endure the irresistible force of Hill's arguments combined with his skills as a pamphleteer, agitator, and political propagandist. My favorite passage of the book Royal Mail by Martin Daunton (1985) shows how much the Post Office of the day needed a Rowland Hill to challenge Colonel Maberly and all that he stood for. I quote from a passage describing how the Colonel, when he arrived at about 11:00 a.m. and while enjoying his breakfast, listened to his private secretary reading the morning's correspondence. Daunton records: The Colonel, still half engaged with his private correspondence, would hear enough to make him keep up a rumring commentary of disparaging grunts, "Pooh! stuff! upon my soul!" etc.
Categories: Business & Economics

Monopoly Mail

Monopoly Mail

Privatizing the United States Postal Service Douglas Adie ... In The Attack on Corporate America: The Corporate Issues Sourcebook, ed. ... “How Have Postal Workers Fared Since the 1970 Act?” In Perspectives on Postal Service Issues.

Author: Douglas Adie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351504812

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

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First class postage rates have risen from six cents in 1971 to 25 cents in 1988. This rapid increase might be justifiable if service had improved commen-surately, but in fact postal service has steadily deteriorated. The Postal Service concedes that it takes ten percent longer to deliver a first class letter than it did in the 1960s, and one recent postmaster general admits that delivery may have been more reliable in the 1920s. In this volume, Adie reviews the failures of the U.S. Postal Service - an inability to innovate, soaring labor costs, huge deficits, chronic inefficiency, and declining service standards. He blames most of these problems on the postal service's monopoly status. Competition produces efficiency and innovation; monopoly breeds inefficiency, high costs and stagnation. He also examines the experiences of other countries and other industries that may be valuable in prescribing reform for the postal service. The breakup of AT&T provides lessons that may be applied to postal reform. The long-run effects of deregulation on the airline industry are also examined. Since the postal service has serious union problems, Adie looks at the air traffic controllers' strike and other evidence on pay and labor relations in government unions. Finally, Adie examines the experiences of Canada and Great Britain with privatization of government companies. He then offers a comprehensive - and controversial - reform plan for the U.S. Postal Service, with no further monopoly privileges or taxpayer subsidies. He argues that private companies should be free to compete with the Postal Service, and it, in turn, should be free to compete in all phases of the communications business. Without privatization and deregulation, the Postal Service is doomed to continuing inefficiency, rising costs, worsening labor relations, and an increasing loss of customers to more innovative and efficient service providers. Competition would give the Postal Service a chance to enter the 21st ce
Categories: Business & Economics

An Illustrated Guide to the American Economy

An Illustrated Guide to the American Economy

In some ways , then , the Postal Service has been given access to the labor negotiation tools available to the ... How Have the Postal Workers Fared since the 1970 Act ?, in PERSPECTIVES ON POSTAL SERVICE ISSUES ( Roger Sherman ed .

Author: Herbert Stein

Publisher: American Enterprise Institute

ISBN: 0844738921

Category: United States

Page: 200

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Too often we lack the basic facts we need to understand and judge what we learn about the U.S. economy. The New Illustrated Guide to the American Economy is a valuable asset for anyone seeking to make sense of economic news or -- more important -- to place it in a broader context. The book consists of straightforward, objective statements about the United States, each one explained in a page of text and a page of bold, four-color charts. At the same time it deals with the uncertainties of the data and the interpretations based on them. Listening to TV or reading newspapers raises a long list of questions whose answers would be relevant to the national discussion but are commonly unknown, ignored, or misunderstood, such as - How rich is the American economy compared with other times and other countries? - What is the extent of poverty in America? - What has happened to productivity and real earnings? - What is happening to the relative earnings of women or blacks compared with white males? - How heavy are American tax burdens today compared with earlier times and other countries? - What caused the large increase of the U.S. trade deficit? This thoroughly revised second edition brings the information up to date and expands the treatment of many subjects, including - the economics of health - problems in measuring changes in the quality of life - government capital and infrastructure, natural resources, and research and development - small business, multinational corporations, and trade unions - the distribution of income and its change
Categories: United States

Saving the Mail

Saving the Mail

102. Clyde S. DuPont , “ The Postal Rate Commission , ” in Perspectives on Postal Service Issues , edited by Roger Sherman ( Washington , D.C .: American Enterprise Institute , 1980 ) , p . 115 . 103. Tierney , U.S. Postal Service , p .

Author: Rick Geddes

Publisher: American Enterprise Institute

ISBN: 0844741809

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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A comprehensive overview of the U.S. Postal Service, its organization, and its performance since its creation by the 1970 Postal Reorganization Act.
Categories: Business & Economics

Free the Mail

Free the Mail

Problems with Labor Relations Since reorganization , Postal Service management has had sole responsibility for ... Douglas K. Adie , " How Have Postal Workers Fared Since the 1970 Act ? " in Perspectives on Postal Service Issues , Roger ...

Author: Peter J. Ferrara

Publisher: Cato Institute

ISBN: 0932790763

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 171

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Regulatory and Economic Challenges in the Postal and Delivery Sector

Regulatory and Economic Challenges in the Postal and Delivery Sector

The Postal Service and Electronic Communications : Various Legal Issues and Sundry Open Questions . " In Perspectives on Postal Service Issues , edited by R. Sherman . Washington : American Enterprise Institute , p .

Author: Michael A. Crew

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402079729

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

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Worldwide, there is considerable interest in postal and delivery economics. Governments, particularly in the European Union, are examining closely the roles of the two systems and how best to regulate them. This volume brings together 20 essays originally presented at the 12th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics held in Cork, Ireland in June 2004. Contributors include researchers, practitioners, and senior managers from throughout the world.
Categories: Business & Economics

Evaluation of the Report of the Commission on Postal Service

Evaluation of the Report of the Commission on Postal Service

Finally , Mr. Chairman , one brief comment on one public service issue that is of great importance to a large segment of ... We fear the Postal Service's view , and the Commission's may suffer from too narrow a perspective on this issue ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Subcommittee on Energy, Nuclear Proliferation, and Federal Services

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105045366783

Category: Postal service

Page: 562

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Categories: Postal service

General Oversight of the U S Postal Service

General Oversight of the U S  Postal Service

For our report , we obtained information on issues of concern to current and former members of the Postal Service ... we provided information on governance issues that was intended to provide additional perspective in postal reform ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. Subcommittee on the Postal Service

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ISBN: PURD:32754071072023

Category: Government publications

Page: 260

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The Rise of Global Delivery Services

The Rise of Global Delivery Services

At the end, a note provides an brief guide to documents of the Universal Postal Union. BOOKS Codding, George A., ... Post Office. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1917. Sherman, Roger, ed. Perspectives on Postal Service Issues.

Author: James I. Campbell

Publisher: JCampbell Press

ISBN: 9780971186408

Category: Express service

Page: 766

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Categories: Express service