Author Archives: Paul Steidler

Statement To Postal Regulatory Commission On Proposed First-Class Mail Service Standard Changes The Lexington Institute opposes the U.S. Postal Service’s proposal to lengthen delivery times, by degrading service standards, on approximately 39 percent of first-class mail. This is a dramatic and audacious change that will alter the very character of the U.S. [Read More...]
Postal Reform Should Eliminate Private Sector Subsidies (From RealClearMarkets) Both houses of Congress are finally moving ahead in a substantive, bipartisan manner to reform the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The Postal Service Reform Act has many important and beneficial provisions. However, the legislation also has a troubling flaw, Section [Read More...]
Comments Of The Lexington Institute Before The Department Of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs And Border Protection The Lexington Institute provides the following comments and information for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in conjunction with the interim final rule (IFR) for Mandatory Advance Electronic Information for International Mail Shipments. Since 2017, the Lexington Institute has consistently [Read More...]
Fixing Our Most Important And Vulnerable Infrastructure–The Electric Grid (From Inside Sources) America’s most important infrastructure is also our most vulnerable – the electric grid. It is old and literally on the screens of foreign adversaries (e.g., China, Russia, and Iran) who have been attacking it and will continue to do so. [Read More...]
Strengthen CBP Regulations To Reduce Opioid Deaths (From The Hill) The U.S. is squandering a major opportunity in the fight against the opioid epidemic by failing to take strong steps to identify and seize opioids shipped to America from China and elsewhere overseas. At issue is the centerpiece of comprehensive [Read More...]
End The Theatre On The U.S. Postal Service Governors Tomorrow the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will conduct an important hearing with three of President Biden’s nominees to serve on the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors. In addition to vetting the nominees, the Senate has [Read More...]
COVID Costs And Major Reforms At The U.S. Postal Service On April 2, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) quietly announced it had received $8.6 billion for “COVID-19-Related Operating Expenses,” from the U.S. Treasury, that is taxpayers. How the $8.6 billion amount was determined USPS did not say in its two-sentence [Read More...]
Big Oil Is Cutting Emissions. With Big Data It Will Do It Quicker. (From RealClearEnergy) The world’s largest oil and natural gas companies are sprinting to cut greenhouse gas emissions and making significant progress. By reengineering many operations through digital technology and cloud storage – Big Data – emissions will be cut sooner, and without [Read More...]
Postal Service Does More Harm Than Good By Prioritizing Package Delivery (From Supply Chain Dive) The timely and efficient delivery of mail is essential for keeping the U.S. economy humming and supply chains efficient. Unlike package delivery, which is a competitive service, only the U.S. Postal Service can legally deliver mail. It has a monopoly [Read More...]
7 Reasons For A Time Out On Any Taxpayer Funds To The US Postal Service (From The Hill) The Congressional race is on to throw taxpayer money at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), and bidding could soon surpass $100 billion without any sensible and overdue reforms. The American people and USPS would be best served by a “time-out” [Read More...]
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