The U.S. Postal Service was expecting to lose $6 or $7 billion this year. Instead it’s going to be closer to $8.5 billion, despite some cost-cutting attempts in recent years. Apparently, it has to go a lot deeper.
The comments listed underneath the link are interesting, ranging from get rid of it and let UPS/Fed Ex handle it to asking who says it needs to make a profit? Or take this one:
Finland is about to do away with paper mail delivery all together. No one gets their bills, or pays them anymore by mail in many countries. We are way behind in that respect. Even in Mexico, the idea of writing a check, and putting it in the mail is unheard of nowadays, Of course, the mail system is so bad there, it probably wouldn’t make it to its destination. Everything there is done via the internet, or through direct deposit. One can pay their phone, water or gas bill at the 7-11. Nobody has a check book.
I don’t think subscribers would want UPS delivering their Observer every week. I don’t think UPS would want to do it. I wonder what’s going on in Finland. And I wonder if they’re really ditching delivery. Maybe Mr. Google knows.