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U.S. Postal Service's Monopolies

Monday, July 24, 2017

The U.S. Postal Service has monopolies on delivering letters and accessing mailboxes, which were designed to protect its revenues and help it provide universal service. However, its net losses reached $5.6 billion in fiscal year 2016--and have topped $62 billion over the past decade. We looked at potential changes that could help the Postal Service fulfill its mission.