What the United States Can Learn from Norway’s Postal Reforms

You probably think you’ve heard it before. The nation’s top postal official wants to end Saturday delivery because he thinks it’s no longer cost-effective. He’s closing government post offices and opening up new ones in stores, insisting this will save money and provide more convenience to customers.

Yes, U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is calling for these things. But so is Norway Post CEO Dag Mejdell. Norway Post isn’t doing as badly as the USPS, which lost $5 billion in 2013.

Ultimately, the USPS needs to start digitizing the mail stream as Norway Post has done. It has tried to move

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