The Consumer Postal Council champions world-class postal services by promoting programs and policies that increase productivity, transparency and eliminate distortions and inefficiencies caused by monopolies.

The observations made by Postal Board of Governors Chairman Alan Kessler in Congressional testimony last year put the Postal Service’s economic situation in apt perspective. “First-Class Mail, particularly single piece First-Class Mail, is no longer growing steadily,” he said. “Standard Mail, which contributes significantly less than First-Class Mail to...

Remember the old Saturday Night Live skit about the First CitiWide “change bank” that does nothing but make change? Our customers ask us how we make a profit, quips the bank’s spokesman. “The answer is simple -- volume.” As laughable as this dubious business plan sounds, it bears many similarities to...