Beyond “Save the Post Office”
This article will focus on the issue of transforming the U.S. Postal Service from its current organizational structure, and into a different (perhaps radically so) kind of organization. We'll touch on four possible scenarios, and expand on one or two of them. They are
- Privatization/lemon socialism -- the USPS spins off all its most profitable functions into fully private companies, leaving a shrunken rump to handle unprofitable necessities on the public dime.
- Current USPS "rescued" by removal of prefunding requirements and other measures, but basic structure remains.
- Convert USPS to a worker-owned cooperative.
- Restore USPS a fully public entity with worker self-management.
(See Talk:Local Post Offices for details on the discussion that prompted this article.)