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Finance Makes America Great, Say Larry Summers, Joe Ricketts

  • Summers offers ‘principles’ at Museum of American Finance gala
  • Ricketts praises free enterprise, elimination of regulation

Different takes on how finance makes America great had about 450 guests perking up their ears Wednesday evening.

Two perspectives came from the honorees at the annual gala of the Museum of American Finance in New York: Larry Summers, former Treasury secretary under President Bill Clinton and director of the White House National Economic Council in the Obama administration, and Joe Ricketts, a billionaire entrepreneur and Republican donor who backed President Donald Trump, and whose son Todd has been appointed deputy Commerce secretary.