Author Archives: Paul Steidler

The Universal Postal Union: A Discussion With Director General Bishar Hussein The Universal Postal Union (UPU), a specialized agency of the United Nations comprised of 192 member countries, plays an important role in international commerce. It sets the framework for rates and regulatory requirements for the international shipment of mail and [Read More...]
Huge Stakes For U.S. Postal Service This Holiday Season Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is leading an upbeat, audacious charge from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for the holiday season, also known as peak season.“We’re going to kill it,” he told The Wall Street Journal in outlining numerous investments [Read More...]
Engage Big Oil For Lower Emissions (From RealClearEnergy) These are heady days for bashing U.S. and European multinational oil corporations while also begging OPEC to increase oil production. While the U.S. House of Representatives is excoriating oil company CEOs, the Biden Administration is pleading for more oil from [Read More...]
Remarks Of Paul Steidler To U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors November 10, 2021 Meeting Thank you for the opportunity to be here today. Thank you to Postmaster General DeJoy, Chairman Bloom, and all the Board members for your service. You do a great deal of work and frankly do not [Read More...]
Drug Cartels Are Poisoning America, Data Analytics Can Stop Them (From The National Interest) The opioid epidemic continues to ravage America. In 2020, 69,710 Americans died from opioid overdoses, up 49 percent from 2018. There is no indication this epidemic is subsiding; rather it appears to be getting worse. Illegal opioids are readily available [Read More...]
Mail Delays: Three Principles For Congress To Fix It Is the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) going to get away with it? On October 1, 2021, USPS reduced first-class mail delivery standards ensuring mail service will be slower than it has been since the 1970s. Senior citizens, rural Americans, and [Read More...]
Postal Banking Is Harmful And Unnecessary (From InsideSources) On October 4, three days after the U.S. Postal Service implemented degraded standards for first-class mail, ensuring delivery will be slower than in the 1970s, it announced it was getting into a new business: check cashing. The experimental service is [Read More...]
Repeating Failure: Mail Standards Degraded For The Second Time In Seven Years Starting Friday, October 1, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will hold itself to lower mail delivery standards (i.e., longer delivery times), increasing the time it takes to deliver 39 percent of first-class mail. USPS did this just seven years ago [Read More...]
Only In Washington: Historically Slow Mail Delivery Rates Huge Grant (From RealClearMarkets) It will soon take longer to deliver mail than it did in the 1970s as the U.S. Postal Service officially slows delivery standards on Friday, October 1. Grants to the Postal Service – $10 billion from the December COVID package [Read More...]
Use Data Analytics In The War On Opioids (From InsideSources) Opioid deaths have spiked by 49 percent since 2018, with 69,710 Americans killed by opioids in 2020. Much needs to be done. While U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been intercepting and seizing much larger amounts of fentanyl at [Read More...]
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