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Quotation by Eleanor Roosevelt
A society in which everyone works is not necessarily a free society and may indeed be a slave society; on the other hand, a society in which there is widespread economic insecurity can turn freedom into a barren and vapid right for the millions of people.
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962), U.S. author, speaker, and First Lady. As quoted in Eleanor: The Years Alone, ch. 3, by Joseph P. Lash (1972).
Said in 1948, responding to the representative from the Soviet Union who criticized the existence of unemployment in the United States.
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