Author Archives: Paul Steidler

Northern Virginia In Dire Need Of Postal Reform (From Fairfax County Times) If the U.S. Postal Service were a company, it would be the third largest headquartered in the Washington, D.C. region. The Postal Service’s finances are in dismal shape and without Congressional action it will face a liquidity crisis, which will [Read More...]
The Strong International Push for E-Commerce Shipping Reform Executive Summary Click here to read the full report as a PDF. The international postal system governing the shipment of small packages (4.4 pounds or less) is causing significant financial losses for many countries, distorting markets, and it must [Read More...]
Don’t Squander America’s Energy Prowess (From InsideSources) America has become a worldwide energy powerhouse. This means millions of middle-class jobs, an improved balance of trade, far less likelihood of wars over oil and a cleaner environment. The biggest threat to these gains is not the Green New [Read More...]
Prepared Remarks of Paul Steidler, Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services U.S. Department of State March 14, 2019 Meeting   There has been a lot of discussion today about international postal rates and the processes of the Universal Postal Union. That is indeed important, but we should also keep in mind [Read More...]
Stop U.N. Meddling In U.S. E-Commerce (From InsideSources) To preserve and further unleash the economic benefits of e-commerce, the United States needs to end postal subsidies that benefit other countries. This means restructuring or ending our membership in the Universal Postal Union, a United Nations-specialty organization. Lexington Institute’s [Read More...]
Fueling A Green New Deal With Liquefied Natural Gas (From InsideSources) The Green New Deal promises vast economic and environmental benefits in the decade ahead. But natural gas has already provided such benefits and can provide a great deal more, especially as the U.S. becomes a powerhouse in exporting liquefied natural [Read More...]
Canada’s Strong Stand to Fix International Postal System Joins with US and 30 Countries to Overhaul Universal Postal Union An Interview with Pierre Morin of Canada Post Canada, like the United States, has major problems with the international postal system run by the Universal Postal Union. In Canada, [Read More...]
Protect The Electric Grid From America’s Enemies (From InsideSources) There have been several recent strong warnings about the dangers of cyberattacks on the electric grid along with positive defensive developments. Continued vigilance is imperative. Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler has written a commentary for InsideSources about this topic here. [Read More...]
How America Subsidizes China’s Mail Thanks To The UN Postal Union (From The Daily Caller) China has gained a competitive advantage over U.S. manufacturers, retailers and e-commerce companies through its special treatment by the United Nations-affiliated Universal Postal Union (UPU). The Trump Administration should maintain its strong stand with the UPU to fix this situation. [Read More...]
Preventing The Mother Of All Power Outages (From RealClearEnergy) A major report by the Department of Homeland Security warns about catastrophic power outages, such as those that would occur from an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. For too long, policy makers have ignored such warnings and action is overdue. Lexington [Read More...]
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