Excellent charticle on the U.S. Postal Service in the Wall Street Journal’s This Week wrap:
Among the high/lowlights:
• The USPS now handles about 150 billion pieces of mail a year vs. 200+ billion per annum in 2005-2007
• Post Office income (after expenses) has fallen from about $5 billion in 2001 to an $8 billion deficit in 2009.
• Harry S. Truman was a U.S. Postmaster
• Knute Rockne was a USPS clerk
• Rock Hudson was a letter carrier
• Walt Disney was a substitute carrier
Those last two tell you everything you need to know about the U.S. Postal Service.