March 26, 2021

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Hiltzik: USPS 10-year plan wrongly treats agency as business

The 10-year master plan for the U.S. Postal Service unveiled Tuesday by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy looks as though it will achieve his objective of placing the service on a sound business footing for a decade.

The plan would do everything that comes naturally to a hard-nosed business executive. That’s the bad news. The plan would stretch out mail delivery deadlines, raise postal rates (perhaps steeply), cut back on post office hours and close branches.

The worse news is inherent in these changes, taken all together. It’s that they reflect the notion that the USPS should be “run like a

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