In defense of the USPS

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There will be many implications to a downsizing of the U.S. Postal Service, according to a Talent Zoo blog post by Dan Goldgeier. For one thing, for all the jokes about the Post Office, many people underestimate the organization's remarkable efficiency. “For 44 cents, you can send a letter in Savannah, Georgia, and it'll show up a few days letter in Fairbanks, Alaska. (And yes, that's assuming it was intended to go to Fairbanks). For those of you who think other companies can pick up the load with no interruption, here's a secret — both FedEx and UPS sometimes use the Postal Service to make the final leg of package deliveries and direct mail,” he writes.
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