Going Postal

Therefore Obama is right in a strange way: private enterprise has triumphed and government service is terrible. Everyone knows this. It is utterly preposterous that a government mail service exists at all. There is no theory of economics that supports it. There is not now nor has there ever been any economic reason for a government postal service. It should immediately be abolished, and private enterprise should take over. Even on the basis of Obama’s thin and strange statements, you might argue this conclusion.

via Obama and the Post Office – Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. – Mises Institute.

That’s from an interesting article which includes some history of the postal service. Apparently, the postal service still exists only because government hounded their competitors out of existence. Sounds like the plan for health care, no?


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