USPS woes cross the pond


Even the BBC is writing about the Postal Service’s financial problems — today, with a story about how the Postal Service is removing its iconic blue mailboxes from street corners.

In villages, towns and cities across America, residents are waking up to find the familiar blue mailbox at the end of the road is gone.

In the past 20 years, more than half of America’s mailboxes have been taken out of service, leaving just 175,000 nationwide.

(I should note that Tim Kauffman did a story about this back in November, though I can’t find a link to it right now.)

Anyway, the U.S. Postal Service isn’t the only one having problems right now. Tens of thousands of employees from Britain’s Royal Mail staged a three-day strike earlier this month.


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