Bureaucracy

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      THAD KOUSSER: Laws don't implement themselves.And a bureaucracy is the set of people and the processesthat take laws and put them into action.So in Washington DC, you see these massive buildings thatare filled with bureaucrats.It sometimes sounds like a dirty word,but they're the people that takeswhat happens on the floor of Congress,

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      THAD KOUSSER [continued]: and what gets signed by the president's pen,and then they go through certain processes.Like, OK, now, we have to make a set of rulesabout how to implement these policies,and we have to make that public, and we haveto hear the public's reaction.So all the people who are writing those regulations,hearing what the public says, rewriting those regulations.

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      THAD KOUSSER [continued]: And then, the folks on the ground.Bureaucrats are teachers.Bureaucrats are members of the US military.Bureaucrats are forest rangers in national parks,people putting out fires.All those people are taking what happensin Washington DC, or state capitals across the country,and making it reality.And that's why bureaucracy shouldn't be a dirty word.

Bureaucracy

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Professor Thad Kousser explains bureaucracy as the people and processes that put laws into action. His intent is to show that it isn't just a "dirty word."

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Bureaucracy

Professor Thad Kousser explains bureaucracy as the people and processes that put laws into action. His intent is to show that it isn't just a "dirty word."

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