Author Archives: Paul Steidler

Progressives To Biden: Double Down On Interference (From RealClearMarkets) To understand why the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) feels so empowered to declare war on American business, it is helpful to look at how progressive organizations are pushing the Biden Administration to be even more extreme. Exhibit A is a [Read More...]
Staying Watchful And Alert On America’s Electric Grid Security (From RealClearEnergy) With the United States having faced serious warnings and threats of cyberattacks to its electric grid over the past five years, there might be a tendency to think all is well given that a major attack has not created havoc. [Read More...]
Comments To Postal Regulatory Commission On Need For Public Inquiry Docket On U.S. Postal Service’s Delivering For America Plan The Lexington Institute opposes the U.S. Postal Service’s Motion for Reconsideration of Order No. 6488 (“USPS Motion”), filed in this docket on May 5, 2023. Moreover, the Lexington Institute strongly supports the Postal Regulatory Commission’s creation of this public inquiry [Read More...]
U.S. Postal Service Board Should Promote Transparency And Independent Evaluations During today’s public comment period before the U.S. Postal Service’s Board of Governors, the Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler urged the Board to promote transparency and independent evaluations of the Postal Service. His remarks are below. The U.S. Postal Service has [Read More...]
The Imploding US Postal Service Bailout (From The Hill) When politicians overwhelmingly pass a massive federal bailout, taxpayers expect it will work. But Washington, D.C. is now so broken that even this can no longer be assumed. Exhibit A is the Postal Service Reform Act (PSRA), one of the few [Read More...]
Postal Service Rescue Hype Gives Way To Auditing Realism The 2022 Postal Service Reform Act provided $107 billion in financial assistance to the chronically troubled U.S. Postal Service (USPS) although by law USPS has long been required to be self-supporting. Signed by President Biden on April 6, 2022, the [Read More...]
Beware Of Unpaid Consultants In Federal Agencies (From RealClearMarkets) The Biden Administration has test-driven a novel tactic to expand the size and reach of government without paying for it: high-level, unpaid consultants at an influential government agency that is trying to dramatically change how business is done in the [Read More...]
Comments To Postal Regulatory Commission On Disclosure Of Postal Service Documents Used In Formulating International Postal Policy The Lexington Institute has examined international postal issues for 20 years and is a member of the U.S. Department of State’s International Postal and Delivery Services Advisory Committee. We were strong advocates for terminal dues reform adopted at the Universal [Read More...]
Give Postal Workers Tasers — For Their Safety And Ours (From InsideSources DC Journal) America’s rising, out-of-control crime wave is claiming a growing number of Postal Service workers as victims of robberies, beatings and even murder. It is time to fight back and arm at least some of them with tasers.  In bold and [Read More...]
The Biden Administration Lectures Entrepreneurs On Business Competition (From RealClearMarkets) It is one thing for government to regulate business. But it is the height of chutzpah for career politicians and bureaucrats to lecture America’s dynamic, innovative, risk-taking private sector on what business competition is, as the Biden Administration’s Competition Council  [Read More...]
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