Sinonimi: square deal
Fair treatment; SYN. square deal.
The policy of social improvement advocated by Harry S Truman, as president of the US 1945–53. The Fair Deal proposals, first mooted in 1945 after the end of World War II, aimed to extend the New Deal on health insurance, housing development, and the laws to maintain farming prices. Although some bills became law—for example a Housing Act, a higher minimum wage, and wider social security benefits—the main proposals were blocked by a hostile Congress.