Comments on: The Four Freedoms, in 2017 Ethan Zuckerman’s online home, since 2003 Thu, 31 May 2018 07:56:57 +0000 hourly 1 By: Abby Turner Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:25:42 +0000 Is there a follow up of people organizing following this wonderful gathering. We need to stay in action and we need to support each other in this troubled time.

By: Seth Finkelstein Sun, 08 Jan 2017 20:01:46 +0000 I noticed “freedom from want” seemed to have been unaddressed. Going back to the original FDR speech:

“Many subjects connected with our social economy call for immediate improvement. As examples:

We should bring more citizens under the coverage of old-age pensions and unemployment insurance.

We should widen the opportunities for adequate medical care.

We should plan a better system by which persons deserving or needing gainful employment may obtain it.

I have called for personal sacrifice, and I am assured of the willingness of almost all Americans to respond to that call. A part of the sacrifice means the payment of more money in taxes. …”

It’s sad how those exact words are still extremely relevant today, so many years later.