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Amazon.com Raises The Dead: Taps USPS For Sunday Delivery

The US Postal Service – that once necessary, and now bankrupt, albatross that hangs heavy on the necks of US taxpayers, has long drawn the ire of free market advocates. As a government agency, the USPS has continued to exist despite racking up multiple billions of dollars in losses year after year, on an ever-increasing level. Were it a private entity, it would have long ago been relegated to the history books as a failed enterprise.

However, those Necromancers at Amazon.com have revived the zombie corpse of the USPS, giving it new life via Sunday deliveries. News broke yesterday that the USPS had taken a step towards free market thinking, making a deal with Amazon.com to expand its delivery days, solely for that company, in order to boost the USPS’s sagging income.

The cash-short United States Postal Service, which has failed to win congressional approval to stop delivering mail on Saturdays to save money, has struck a deal with the online retailer Amazon.com to deliver the company’s packages on Sundays — a first for both, with obvious advantages for each.

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Its a money laundering cocaine delivery scheme.

That's all amazon is and that's all the post office is.

It was probably the pandas.

This article is false information

Your comments on the state of USPS is misinformation. They are not in the red at all. In fact they have posted returns every year.

What your not stating is the liability associated with what congress has mandated them to do. Which is pay 22 BILLION in future pensions of 70 years.

Name one private company on the planet that could afford that!

I fully sympathize with the

I fully sympathize with the USPS's situation in regard to the congressional mandate. However, even if you take that out, the USPS is still in the red, though much much much closer to break-even.

Well, that isn't entirely

Well, that isn't entirely accurate. The main reason that the USPS is having financial issues, is the burden Congress placed on it to fund its pension plan for 70 years. All of a sudden, they had a huge coverage gap.

In the free market, not only is there no mandate to fund your pensions for 70 years, but we can see the no companies WITH pensions plans do even half that. Also, at the very most, companies start saving for pensions as they hire...the USPS was instructed to start pension funds for people they hadn't even hired yet.

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+1 and bump for necromancy in a political context

but this one was just crying out to have been taken to false news release levels.

*sigh. So many good ideas and so few of them are mine.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

Great now more packages will be lost

What I like about Amazon is stuff almost always come UPS. I can't remember them ever losing or damaging a package.

Post office does obviously does.

The post office basically

The post office basically doesn't receive any taxpayer dollars, except in regard to absentee ballots.

I love amazon

But this relationship with usps does not make me feel good.

Funny

How the post office has to consider curtailing Saturday delivery while the free market tries to utilize it for Sunday delivery.

So does the market want stuff on weekends or not??? Lol.

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I know

It's a bit absurd and logically at odds.

Oh well

I was just making a funny. It's not logically at odds. Snail mail and the USPS "business model" doesnt' work for many reasons, mostly because they lack a true market pricing mechanism to make decisions, which Amazon does not. Snail mail might not fly on the weekends simply because snail mail is dying, and that's the USPS's main gig.

When it comes to packages, people often want their stuff as soon as possible, including on Sundays.

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That's true

A package-only weekend policy might work well for USPS.