U.S. Postal Service Ranked Best among Wealthy Nations
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Maligned by American citizens and politicians, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is still the best of its kind in the Western world.
A review of postal service providers by Oxford Strategy Consulting resulted in the USPS getting the top ranking among the G20 nations.
“The USPS topped the ranking due to its high operating efficiency and public faith in its performance, measured over three years,” said the consulting group in a prepared statement. “The report found the agency delivers over five times more letters per full-time delivery employee than Germany’s privatized provider, Deutsche Post.”
William Scott-Jackson, director of Oxford Strategic Consulting, said: “If you could live anywhere in the world, and were sending a present to someone this Christmas, you’d want to be in the US, Japan or Australia.”
Japan came in second, Australia third, followed by South Korea, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Brazil and Russia. The worst rankings were given to the dictatorships of Saudi Arabia and China.
To Learn More:
G20 Postal Services Report: United States Postal Service (USPS) Ranked Number One in the World (Oxford Strategic Consulting) (pdf)
Manufactured Crisis About to Cripple the Post Office (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)
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