SHOULD WE PRIVATIZE THE POST OFFICE?


Postal Service board of governors member Mickey Barnett explains why the Post Office is losing billions of dollars.
DATE: 06/29/2012

Discussion Questions

1. What would the drawbacks and/or benefits be of privatizing the post office?

2. How is the post office able to stay in business if it's not making a profit? Why isn't that usually the case for businesses? What makes the post office different?

3. Are there other government businesses that could be privatized? Which? In what way would it affect these businesses and the consumers who use their services?

4. What is a "monopoly"? Why does John Stossel say monopolies don't "innovate" like other businesses?


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