Deutsche Post's takeover of British logistics company Exel, announced this week, is just the latest acquisition in a global buying spree that began in 1997. That was the year the German government embarked on a plan to privatize the old state-owned postal monopoly, and granted Deutsche Post permission to buy...

With a major Postal Service reform bill now having passed the House of Representatives, debate over the legislation among big business, big labor and bean counters from various branches of government is focused on Senate and White House approval. Lost amid the political wrangling is the fact that the new law...

Financial transparency. Requiring greater transparency and better cost attribution will allow postal management to increase efficiency, and observers to monitor their progress. Adequate transparency would also help prevent abuse of the Postal Service's monopoly power. Price stability, not flexibility. The Postal Governors are calling for increased pricing flexibility, but...

Arlington, VA -- In a letter to U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors Chairman James C. Miller, thirteen prominent policy leaders today endorsed six essential elements of effective postal reform. "Above all, effective reform must benefit the American people, not just extend the Service's longevity," their letter said. The group's six principles...