What types of jobs make up the bureaucracy?
Answer: Most important to know are:
1. Cabinet (described earlier)
2. Independent Executive Agencies (described earlier)
3. Independent Regulatory Agencies - Described more in
Executive Branch chapter, these are independent organizations
that make rules, like the ones for business and industry,
which are designed to promote the public good.
4. Government Corporations - Businesses run by the national
government, such as the Federal Deposit Insurance
which insures bank deposits, and the Postal Service.
So yes, your letter-carrier is part of the bureaucracy.
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