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Monopoly Pot Calls Competitor Kettles Black

“The Justice Department confirmed Monday that it is conducting an investigation into possible anticompetitive behavior in the parcel-delivery market,” the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. “United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp. both said in January that they were being investigated by the Justice Department.”

Wait a minute.

The United States government, which has a monopoly on first-class mail delivery, is investigating a pair of private sector competitors in the package delivery business for anti-competitive behavior? Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

That takes stones.