Sunday, 29 November 2009

Indian Govt is no different from any democratic govt

I detect that, as a result of his reading your Blog, your (previously) naive young friend, Trivedi, might have found the strength of character and intellect to come out of his 'Amway' delusion and face up to the fact that he's been deceived by foreign-based thieves and betrayed by his own government. There is no shame in admitting that one has made a mistake. Indeed, I would immediately have respect for Trivedi if he did so. However, Trivedi is essentially no different to the many Indian politicians and civil servants who have also been fooled (and possibly corrupted) by the 'commercial' front of 'Amway' and its 'MLM' clones, and who have refused to face up to their mistake and pursue a rigorous enquiry. That said, the Indian government is no different to any other democratic government. It is made up of paid, but elected, representatives who make policy and legislate, and employees who (in theory) carry out the policy and enforce the legislation on behalf of the people. Self-evidently, a government is no better and no worse than the individuals who form it or the people who elected it.
It must not be forgotten that the phenomenon of major organized crime is damned difficult to fathom. The USA didn't enact effective legislation to identify the problem until 1970. Even then, this legislation was not enforced until 1980. The mystifying economic pseudo-science commonly referred to as 'Multilevel Marketing' was maliciously created in the USA in the late 1940s by racketeers in order to dodge federal and State anti-pyramid scam/money circulation scheme legislation. Similarly the mystifying corporate labyrinths ('Amway', 'Herbalife' etc.) were maliciously set up by organized crime groups in order to prevent and divert investigation of their closed-market swindles and related advanced fee frauds, and isolate their wealthy bosses from liability.
There are politicians and civil servants in the USA who are aware of these embarrassing facts; the question is: whether they have the will and intregrity to take the appropriate action. If only all the Trivedis of this world had the courage to stand up and complain loudly to their own governments about 'Amway' and its 'MLM' clones, then the US federal authorities would be forced to deal with the problem at its source.
David Brear


dtytrivedi said...

well when u talk of democratic government then let me tell u that Amway has also been succesful in Communist govt. countries like russia and China!!!

dtytrivedi said...

And yeah not to forget,Amway also went through FTC investigation where it proved its legality.

No matter what u say what is the end result, it is legal business (according to FTC investigation).

dtytrivedi said...

In the 1979 ruling In re. Amway Corp., the Federal Trade Commission determined that Quixtar predecessor Amway was not an illegal pyramid scheme because no payments were made for recruitment. In addition, Amway (and later Quixtar) rules required distributors to sell to at least 10 retail customers per month, or have $100 in product sales, or a total of 50PV from customer purchases in order to qualify for bonuses on downline volume. Quixtar IBOs are required to report this customer volume on or they do not receive bonuses on downline volume. Furthermore, an IBO must also personally sell or use at least 70% of the products personally purchased each month.The FTC established that these rules help prevent inventory loading and other potential abuses of the marketing model.
In 1986 Amway Corp. agreed, under a consent decree filed in federal court, to pay a $100,000 civil penalty to settle Commission charges it violated a 1979 Commission order that prohibits Amway from misrepresenting the amount of profit, earnings or sales its distributors are likely to achieve.
The FTC has required the information on average income to be provided to all prospective Quixtar business owners since the above 1979 FTC ruling clearing the Amway business model as legal.

dtytrivedi said...

now don't tell me u want the whole documentary of that issue !!!1

Shyam Sundar said...

Trivedi, Be honest who is your ghost writer now. Is it IBOFB?

Tex said...


Are you high?