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'Bureaucracy': Who Do Government Workers Work For?

President Bush is still having some trouble getting federal bureaucrats to support his ideas on everything from global warming to Social Security — which raises the question: Who do government workers really work for? NPR's Alex Chadwick talks about that subject with James Q. Wilson, a political scientist and the author of Bureaucracy: What Government Agencies Do and Why They Do It.

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Alex Chadwick
For more than 30 years, Alex Chadwick has been bringing the world to NPR listeners as an NPR News producer, program host and currently senior correspondent. He's reported from every continent except Antarctica.