Now that Alan Greenspan is retiring as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve he needs something to do. He’s only 79 and was grossly underpaid at $180,000 per year and needs to raise some cash. He really can’t start trading options or the forex and somehow it would be conflict of interest if he started shorting Overstock like everyone else. Instead Mr. Greenspan is joining the lucrative speaking circuit where he is expected to command upwards of $150,000 per speech. He’ll be represented by the Washington Speaker’s Bureau who represents Colin Powell and Greenspan’s wife Andrea Mitchell. I wonder if I have to pay for his transportation as well or is that covered in his fee? I apologize for my ignorance but I usually have Gertrude who’s been raising daylilies for 60 years and I just pay her a loaf of cinnamon bread and a free hosta.