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FDR’s grandson has advice for Obama

written by Jorge Fitz-Gibbon, The Journal News, lohud.com, Jun. 3, 2010

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Frank Roosevelt, the grandson of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, is an economics professor at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers. Roosevelt, who was 6 when his grandfather died in office, has advice for President-elect Barack Obama: “He needs to take action.” / Tania Savayan/The Journal News

NEW YORK – Frank Roosevelt thinks his famous grandfather could be an example to Barack Obama – starting with FDR’s mistakes.

Roosevelt, an economics professor at Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers and the 32nd president’s grandson, said Obama should throw more money at the fractured economy than FDR ever did during the New Deal.

He said Obama should do something his grandfather wouldn’t do 76 years ago – embrace the deficit-spending theories of economist John Maynard Keynes.

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