More on the Universal Postal Union (UPU)

This was discussed on the old Ratburger site.

The UPU formed the basis of the original Ponzi scheme:

SerpentZA at YouTube discusses the advantages given to Chinese commerce at the expense of US businesses, taxpayers, and postal ratepayers:


Several EU countries recently increased shipping rates and imposed customs processing for foreign packages. As a result, AliExpress is shipping first to Hungary, there someone relabels the packages and ships them within EU at local rates.

At some point one has to stop relying on regulation, entitlements and taxes, and start relying on efficiency, merit and equity (equity as in ‘skin in the game’ and not equity as in ‘to everyone according to his needs, from everyone according to his abilities’).