While dozing over some catalogs that had arrived in the mail, I was visited by three Postal Service ghosts: the Ghosts of Postal Past, Postal Present, and Postal Future.
The Ghost of Postal Past
The Ghost of Postal Past was a merry ole soul, though not even that old. He presented himself to me as he was in Fiscal Year 2006 – just six years ago. Back then, he was quite large. He had 673 processing facilities, 36,721 retail and delivery facilities, and a total volume of 213 billion pieces of mail. He had revenues of nearly $73 billion – almost $3 billion more than the year before. This had been his fourth consecutive year of positive net income, and the seventh consecutive year of increasing total factor productivity.Continue Reading The Ghosts of Postal Past, Present, and Future