A reader pointed out that the leaders of the advanced democracies earn modest salary when they were in public service, but received fat fees for public speaking after their retirement from politics. There is an article in the Straits Times about the speaking fees received by a former politician.
These fees were paid by the commercial conference organizers, who were able to get the participants to pay the fees to make it viable.
They also get big corporate sponsorships It is likely that the big corporations, which made huge profits from the free market policies, now expect to assistance of the retired politicians in their lobbying. This is unsatisfactory, but is quite unfortunate.
We need a world, and leaders, that are more honorable. They should take care of the ordinary people, rather than for personal enrichment.
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