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Posted by ESC on January 20, 2002

We were watching "My Man Godfrey" last night -- "one of the 1930s' delightful, classic screwball comedies" with William Powell and Carole Lombard. The phrase "forgotten man," for one down-on-his-luck, was used. It was the theme of an FDR radio address:
The Forgotten Man
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Radio Address, Albany, N. Y April 7, 1932
".These unhappy times call for the building of plans that rest upon the forgotten, the unorganized but the indispensable units of economic power, for plans like those of 1917 that build from the bottom up and not from the top down, that put their faith once more in the forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid."