Executive View by Marshall Loeb: Of Freedom and Inflation

Executive View

The Big Man who wasn't there at the Camp David hair-down sessions, let alone when the Cabinet-level jobs were handed out, was America's premier banker, Walter Wriston. His absence was unsurprising if unfortunate because, along with being the most innovative of moneymen, the Citicorp chairman delivers outspoken opinions with a rapier tongue that belies his early career as a State Department diplomat. In a glass house 15 stories above Park Avenue, he sits at a circular desk (the better to gather aides around to chew over ideas) and, eyebrows arched and wisecracks...

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