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The 4th Branch of American Government??

Skepsikyma
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1/10/2015 8:27:57 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/10/2015 7:17:18 PM, BDPershing wrote:
Don't know how many people have heard this term, but wandering if people know about it.

I've heard it applied to both the new media and the people themselves at times.
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1/10/2015 8:28:10 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/10/2015 8:27:57 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 1/10/2015 7:17:18 PM, BDPershing wrote:
Don't know how many people have heard this term, but wandering if people know about it.

I've heard it applied to both the news media and the people themselves at times.
"The Collectivist experiment is thoroughly suited (in appearance at least) to the Capitalist society which it proposes to replace. It works with the existing machinery of Capitalism, talks and thinks in the existing terms of Capitalism, appeals to just those appetites which Capitalism has aroused, and ridicules as fantastic and unheard-of just those things in society the memory of which Capitalism has killed among men wherever the blight of it has spread."
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1/10/2015 9:13:26 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/10/2015 7:17:18 PM, BDPershing wrote:
Don't know how many people have heard this term, but wandering if people know about it.

It's the bureaucracy. That's what political scientists say the 4th branch is.
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1/10/2015 9:29:09 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/10/2015 7:17:18 PM, BDPershing wrote:
Don't know how many people have heard this term, but wandering if people know about it.

What Clovis said.
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1/10/2015 9:48:28 PM
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At 1/10/2015 8:28:10 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 1/10/2015 8:27:57 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 1/10/2015 7:17:18 PM, BDPershing wrote:
Don't know how many people have heard this term, but wandering if people know about it.

I've heard it applied to both the news media and the people themselves at times.

I have heard it applied to the people of the united states more or less as an addition to the first 3 branches. Trying to state the people of america are also part of the government system, and needs to also act in the check and balance system. As for media I have only heard about the 3rd estate or 4th estate, not a branch.