One Reason Not to Support the Post Office: It Is a Forced Monopoly

February 12, 2013

We can’t know how good mail service can be until others are allowed to try.

In the wake of the United States Postal Service’s announcement that it would suspend Saturday service later this year, I caught a flurry of facebook support for that time-honored institution. Here are two examples. The first comes courtesy of Labor 411 and Save the Post Office:

Awww. I'm getting weepy over here!

Awww. I’m getting weepy over here!

If you know anything about facebook, then you know that the arrow points to a little avatar image of the person who posted the message. How cute. Here is the other example, courtesy of GOP – The Party of Mean. Read the rest of this entry »


Links for Febrauary 20, 2010: Can Socialized Medicine Beat a Faux Market?, SEPTA gripes, others….

February 21, 2010
Health care Systems

Where does our Frankenstein's Monster health care system fit on this map?

  1. Little Alex in Wonderland | Honest Statism Beats a Fake ‘Free Market’ Every Time

    “The point, Welch said, is not that a socialized system is better than a private system.  The point is that their honestly socialized system is better than our socialized corporate system masquerading as a ‘private’ one.”  —- An idea I played with a while ago, after having watched Michael Moore’s SiCKO during the summer of 2008 (SiCKO has opened me to the possibility that a [sic] socialized health care may even be better for us than the congressional-industrial complex that apparently controls health care in this country today.”). It’s good to see Matt Welch at Reason.com on the same page. Boy, this commentating stuff is easy! I still don’t buy the claim, made later in the article, that the public option would be self-financing, but perhaps there is something to be said for the “competition” it would create.

  2. The Christian Science Monitor | Greenspan the libertarian

    Good to see the Christian Science Monitor cross-posting from the Mises Institute blog! The post endeavors to set the record straight on “Greenspan the libertarian”, but it is very poorly titled, and was so in the original post.

  3. Lost Liberty Café | SEPTA… and a Gun

    I was wondering myself why SEPTA has no competition. Other busses are apparenlty legally allowed in Philadelphia, but may be thwarted by regulations and union activities. See Section 9-403 of Philadelphia’s municipal code for more on Philadelphia’s bussing regulations. Read the rest of this entry »