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To: nascarnation
i don't have it right off hand (it's in a DOS file) ~ but basically there were just under 1/2 million employees in the post office department about 1966 ~ mail volume was 25 billion pieces. There are currently just a few more than 1/2 million emplopyees in the USPS ~ mail volume was 200 billion pieces.

That's an aggregate 700% productivity improvement! The price of a first class stamp (for one ounce or less) adjusted for inflation is about the same now as it was then.

16 posted on 02/08/2013 2:17:59 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

You make it sound like the USPS is worth something. Let’s sell it off in pieces to FEDEX, UPS and whoever will bid. The real estate alone postoffices in high value locations should bring in many billions.

Obama wants more revenue. Let’s give it to him.


17 posted on 02/08/2013 2:30:44 PM PST by spintreebob
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To: muawiyah
but basically there were just under 1/2 million employees in the post office department about 1966 ~ mail volume was 25 billion pieces. There are currently just a few more than 1/2 million emplopyees in the USPS ~ mail volume was 200 billion pieces.

Your mail-piece count is correct, but in 1969 there were almost 1 million employees. It's about 350,000 now.

36 posted on 02/08/2013 5:31:16 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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