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A name given to the panel of advisers set up by Roosevelt in 1932. The original team advised Roosevelt as New York Governor, presidential candidate, and President elect on economic and financial matters. It included Ray Moley, Rex Tugwell, and Adolf Berle, who all became prominent federal policy‐makers and administrators during the New Deal. The phrase exemplifies the popular touch and reliance on experts which characterized the Roosevelt presidency before 1937.

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