NDN Hosts Experts Discussing Plan About How to Build A "21st Century Postal Service"

Ealier today NDN hosted an event focused on postal service reform with George Gould, former National Legislative and Political Director for the National Association of Letter Carriers, and John Nolan, former Deputy Postmaster General. These two experts are also two of the four co-authors of a recently released paper urging the Postal Service to concentrate on what it does best -- final mile delivery -- and establish a charge for that service. A final mile delivery charge already exists for packages and standard mail. The authors call for extending that system to all mail.

Prior to the event, Simon penned this short essay on the topic, for background. In it, he contends that we should consider modernizing the postal service through public/private partnerships, like many other integral systems to the modern economy. 

In case you couldn't join us for this event, please see the recorded version here.  It is a very thoughful discussion of a tough issue facing this and future Congresses.