Government Meddles in Business

As traditional posted mail continues to get marginalized by email, about the only thing of importance left for the courier enterprise is parcel delivery. Regular mail is a distant second thought while getting a packaged delivered or a document overnighted is still a big business. In the US, loyalty neatly divides amongst two providers: UPS and FedEx. Sure there are others, but these are the big boys on the block. And our government insists on regulating the two players closely. And with two completely different play books. You’d think that the government would at least regulate them to the advantage of the subsidized postal system. You’d be wrong…


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