That question might be relevant in your country, but it is moot in the US.
Our Constitution mandates the government maintain a postal system.
Postal Services - should they be a private affair or a government responsibility?
In my opinion there is no practical reason to privatize it. The only real issue the post office has is in funding requirements for pensions which are absurdly high, causing paper losses.
The social benefit of communications reaching everyone far outweighs some theoretical idea of markets.
Mixed feeling about this topic...cutting cost and waste should be the goal of any enterprise...cut Saturday delivery for one would be a step in the right direction IMO. Second raise rates for junk mailings.
I'd go even further than that. I struggle to see a need for daily residential mail delivery at all. I'd switch general mail delivery it to every other day, or even once a week. Or if someone wants something to arrive sooner, create a higher-cost option for that.
FedEx, UPS begin the great last-mile delivery divergence - FreightWaves
...The battle is high stakes for reasons that, by now, are well known – the growth of e-commerce, the demands of consumers for free shipping, Amazon’s expanding footprint and USPS’ continued presence. E-commerce has transformed the carrier-customer relationship and changed the way businesses ship. Business-to-consumer (B2C) shipping has taken control of the market, and it will continue to dominate....
....C. Scope of the Work....
The Task Force also considered the USPS’s particular importance to rural and remotelocations within the United States, recognizing the USPS’s role in the U.S. economy, as botha service provider and employer. The USPS provides postal services across all regions and isone of our nation’s largest employers, with employees in nearly every community in thecountry. The Task Force strongly believes that any potential solutions considered shouldnot disadvantage those living in rural or remote locations....
No, fix the absurd pension requirement, its in the text you quoted which you obviously did not read.
Except that is anti-constitutional.
Before you posted, did you happen to search for and read a list of all of the zip codes UPS or Fedex do not deliver to?
The USPS is required to deliver "the last mile" .... completing the deliveries handled most of the way by those major, for profit carriers.
I am one up...I didn't read what text that I didn't quote?
I can't believe any progressive like you would say 'fix the pension requirements.'
Be they progressive or fiscal conservative...would be labeled as anti-union... however fixing any contract pension provision in the private or especially public pensions is nearly impossible. Scott Walker did it in Wisconsin but that was a rare exception and liberals democrats were all over him for that. In the long run it most likely cost him his job.