From the Toronto Star:

“While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to Billions of Dollars.”

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In fact: This figure appears to be based on a 2017 analysis by Citigroup that found the Postal Service is charging too little for packages, effectively providing a subsidy of $1.46 per package. But that analysis is about packages in general, not Amazon in particular; Amazon has its own deal with the Postal Service, and its terms have not been made public. Kevin Kosar, vice-president of policy for the R Street Institute, a conservative think tank, says “it’s just misusing the data and the analysis” to apply the $1.46 figure to Amazon specifically.

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