A Penny for Your Post Office

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How much would it cost the Postal Service to cancel its plans to close half the country’s post offices over the next six years?  In 2008 the Postal Service engaged a study team led by Dr. Michael Bradley, Professor of Economics at George Washington University, and IBM Global Business Services.  The purpose of the study was to measure the cost … Read More

Help Wanted: Math Teacher for the Postal Service

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The decision to reorganize the Postal Service’s network and close thousands of post offices—16,000 of them over the next six years, according to the Postmaster General—is based on dozens of “retail optimization” studies done over the past few years.  There’s no shortage of numbers demonstrating why it’s good business for the Postal Service to do retail out of supermarkets, Office … Read More

One Moment in Time: A Golf Story for Sunday Morning

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Pinehurst, North Carolina, is a small town located in the south central part of the state in an area called the Sandhills.  It was established in 1895 when James Walker Tufts, a resident of Boston who had build a fortune with the American Soda Fountain Company, purchased land to create a health resort.  He wanted a “first rate” plan, so … Read More