of Userland Software believes that the USPS shoudn’t be saved. He writes, “Too many workers are in jobs that aren’t leveraged by computer automation” and later states that the postal service is resistant to automation.
According to recent data from the USPS and FedEx, the USPS looks damned efficient. They delivered 200 billion pieces of mail a year with, Robb cites, 300 thousand employees. FedEx delivered 526 million pieces with 215,000 employees. Even if all but 10% of the USPS traffic were addressed and unaddressed admail, that’s still a great deal more volume delivered than FedEx with only 85,000 more employees.