brain truster


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Synonyms for brain truster

an expert adviser involved in making important decisions but usually lacking official status

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On the other hand, Dodd-Frank, Rahman argues, is more in line with the "managerial" philosophy of progressives like Teddy Roosevelt and the brain trusters who constructed the New Deal.
He notes that two "brain trusters"--Raymond Moley, who drifted to the right in later years, and Rexford Tugwell, who was "firmly planted on the left,"--came to opposing conclusions in books written about the first Roosevelt election.
and Frank Freidel, Cohen argues that the values and hard work of Brain Trusters Raymond Moley, Director of the Budget Lewis Douglas, Secretary of Agriculture Henry A.
It is true that FDR, his Brain Trusters, and much of the American Left found a great deal to admire in Mussolini's experiments.
"What we need today, gentlemen, are men with intellects, men with the zeal of the brain trusters; but above all, and with them, we need men who are prudent and know when they face a situation such as you and I face that they must act or be acted upon.