Posted 6/10/2019 21:33 (#7552392 - in reply to #7552231) Subject: RE: New one , anyone heard of this
It might be profitable now, but will it be profitable indefinitely? And if it is abandoned, what happens?
Also just because something is profitable does not mean it is done. Sometimes the “corporate hassle” is not worth the profit, especially for a slim segment like what rural delivery would be. We see this today as private electrical utilities refuse to upgrade or properly maintain rural, low population distribution grids because they aren’t worth the investment.
Rural Free Delivery only exists because of a nationwide push and huge effort by a variety of farm groups (such as the Grange) around the turn of the century. RFD was one of the largest steps in lowering rural alienation in this country; I don’t see how there could be any benefit to upending it now.