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Hubbard argued for the nationalization of the telegraph system (then a monopoly of the Western Union Company, as he explained) under the U.S. Postal Service in an article, "The Proposed Changes in the Telegraphic System" published in The North American Review, Vol. 117, No. 240 (Jul., 1873), pp. 80-107: "It is not contended that the postal system is free from defects, but that it removes many of the grave evils of the present system, without the introduction of new ones; and that the balance of benefits greatly preponderates in favor of the cheap rates, increased facilities, limited and divided powers of the postal system." Andygx (talk) 10:39, 1 November 2010 (UTC)