Author Archives: Paul Steidler

Biden Administration Derelict On Postal Nominations (From FEDweek) It is important to have checks and balances on the leadership of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), one of America’s largest and highest-profile federal agencies, and whose work impacts most Americans, most days of the week. It is surprising that [Read More...]
Break The Biden Administration’s Ironclad Hold On The FTC (From RealClearMarkets) In his 1981 inaugural address President Reagan warned of those who “believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people.” Today, [Read More...]
Comments To Postal Regulatory Commission On U.S. Postal Service Cost Attribution Docket The Lexington Institute urges the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to adopt changes in analytical principles (i.e., costing methodologies or cost models) and related regulations pertaining to cost attribution at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The requirement for this to be [Read More...]
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...]
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