FDR’s economic Bill of Rights

In his 1944 State of the Union address, FDR declared “a second Bill of Rights” – a set of rights to economic security, including the right to a good job and affordable healthcare and education.

We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. “Necessitous men are not free men.” People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.