Me too, Liz. Me too.
Q: What would your long-range goal be?
Summers: I’ve always said it was to set up a community in South America. I don’t know why it’s got to be South America; it could be anywhere in the world. You see, I believe that we, as Americans, as well as the British, the Germans, the French, have always taken. We’ve gone to other countries and taken, taken, taken, castrating the people, making them second-rate citizens in their own country. I’d like to go into a country where it isn’t expensive to do a lot of things and just give, let the people of this country retain their sense of themselves. I’d like people without any advantages or abilities to be trained so that they could then use that training in their own country. It’s almost a communistic theory - utopian, perhaps - because there are certainly a lot of people who are going to be greedy and people who are not going to, want to do certain things. But I don’t mind giving up what I have. My accountants are always telling me, “You’re spending too much!” And I tell them, “Tomorrow will come whether I have a penny in the bank or not.” I’m not afraid of tomorrow, and I’m not afraid to be hungry. I can risk whatever money I have because I know that with my own intelligence, with my strength, I will get back to where I was.”