FDR’s Economic Bill of Rights
“All of these rights spell security and after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward in the implementation of these rights. The new goals of human happiness and well-being. America’s own rightful place in the world depends in large part upon how fully these and similar rights have been carried into practice for all our citizens. For unless there is security here at home, there can not be lasting peace in the world.”
1.) The right to a job.
2.) The right to earn enough to provide adequate food, clothing and recreation.
3.) The right to farmers to raise and sell their products at a return which will give them and their families a decent living.
4.) The right of every businessman, large and small to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination of monopolies at home or abroad.
5.) The right of every family to a decent home.
6.) The right of adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health.
7.) The right of adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accidents and unemployment.
8.) The right to a good education.