The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Speaking of Career Changes

Jan 22, 2001

Bush’s nominee for secretary of state is former General Colin Powell. Since Powell left the army seven years ago, he’s had a new career giving speeches. He gets at least $59,500 per speech, and sometimes more. Last year Coca-Cola, Goldman, Sachs and American Express were among corporations that each paid him over $100,000 for a speech.

And what is the former general speaking on? He urges others to volunteer their time–and gets paid very well for it. Nice work if you can get it!