I’ve met Felix Rohatyn a few times in my life, and he remains among the most interesting men I’ve been fortunate to spend time with. He’s the once and current head of one of Wall Street’s most prestigious investment banks, he’s a former US ambassador to France, he sacrificed an appointment to become US Treasury secretary in order to support Ross Perot in 1992 because it was the right thing to do, and, oh yeah, back in the 1970s he saved New York City.
New York is experiencing a sort of revolution right now, and I’m not sure how it’s going to emerge. The staggering cost of living has driven nearly 1 million residents to flee the city since 2010, and the wealth disparity has become obvious at street level. It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out.