Post Office Facilitating the Delivery of Killer Fentanyl
International mail delivery is supporting the drug trade while also destroying local manufacturing businesses
A bold and controversial statement, but it's true. The thought came to me while ordering a product from EBAY that was to be delivered from China with "FREE SHIPPING" and remembering reports of the drug crisis in Canada from Fentanyl overdoses (a drug I first heard about when offered it in prison) which this year alone has killed thousands.
“ The cost for a Canadian or American to mail a package to China can be hundred times more than the cost of mailing that same package back along the same route, but this time from China to Canada and the U.S.”
We Are Subsidizing Our Own Destruction
How is it possible for drug and legitimate manufacturers in China to produce products and absorb the cost of shipping all the way from China to Canada and still undercut domestic producers and make a profit? The answer is that they really weren't absorbing the cost of shipping -- they had an "edge" that our local manufacturers did not, and that advantage was being provided by our very own Post Office.
The way international mail delivery works is that the domestic post office charges what it charges to mail goods and the receiving jurisdiction simply delivers them without payment as the cost/hassle of an accounting would be prohibitive and stifle international communication and trade. What that means is that the cost for a Canadian or American to mail a package to China can be hundred times more than the cost of mailing that same package back along the same route, but this time from China to Canada and the U.S. In short, our Post Offices and the international understandings on mail delivery are undermining our manufacturing base by subsidizing foreign competitors who can ship products from China for less than it would cost a Canadian or American manufacturer to ship the same product within their own country. That is bad enough, but when you include the ability to flood our country with deadly and inexpensive Fentanyl that is destroying lives and overwhelming communities with health care costs related to addiction and overdose it really is unacceptable.
You would think something this important would have been an Election issue and that wouldn’t only be the concern of an ex-Offender, but that's something I'm still waiting on for delivery.
The above is for informational purposes only and based on my own observations and life experience and does not constitute financial, accounting, or legal advice. If you have any doubts as to the merits of any investment, you should always seek advice from a registered independent financial advisor of which I am not and have never been.