When will they learn?

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

WHO but a govern­ment busi­ness could get away with in­creas­ing its price by more than 40% in one hit like the Aus­tralia Post? Does the or­gan­i­sa­tion not re­alise there will be a flow-on ef­fect? More peo­ple will stop post­ing let­ters at $1 per stamp. Ser­vices will suf­fer, postal work­ers will be­come un­em­ployed. My wife used to buy sev­eral mag­a­zines to en­ter the com­pe­ti­tions. At one dol­lar a time to post the en­try she says it is not worth it so she doesn’t buy the mag­a­zines. There will be many peo­ple like this so mag­a­zine sales will be af­fected, as will the pub­lish­ers. The same thing hap­pened with the Bris­bane tun­nels. Started off free and many mo­torists used them. Then a price was added and many stopped us­ing the tun­nels. There was not enough rev­enue so the price was in­creased and yet more stopped us­ing the tun­nel. The same thing hap­pens with health in­sur­ance. Peo­ple drop out be­cause of the cost, so they in­crease the cost and even more drop out. When will CEOs ever learn?

K J Vin­cent

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