Amway's business model is counterfeit commercial scheme
As 'Joecool' rightly observes on his own Blog, what the billionaire bosses of the 'Amway' mob have got away with running for the previous 50+ years, can be called a 'pyramid,' but the 'Amway' pyramid cannot be described as lawful (and certainly not in India). In truth, since WWII, American-spawned pyramid fraud has been a constantly-evolving criminogenic phenomenon which, for many reasons (not least, widespread political corruption), has been allowed to evade serious criminal prosecution and infect the rest of the globe. It is as a result of US legislators and prosecutors failing to recognise this extremely dangerous development, that this shameful situation has come about. The wider evidence (including tens of millions of individuals who have wasted their time and money) proves beyond all reasonable doubt that 'Amway,' and its many 'MLM'copy-cats, have always been intrinsic frauds, but maliciously designed to infiltrate traditional culture, escape all less-than-intellectually-rigorous investigation and, thus, be sustainable.
It beggars belief that, when 'Amway' was originally challenged in the 1970s by the Federal Trade Commission as being an intrinsic fraud, a US administrative judge limply accepted asevidence the organization's own reality-inverting claims abouthow lawful its future activities would be, rather than only examining what had actually occurred.
US legislators have yet to accept the self-evident truth that pyramid fraud, no matter how heavily it is camouflaged, is always based on essentially the same economic fallacy - that a counterfeit commercial scheme (i.e. an unviable system of economic exchange without any significant, and sustainable, source of revenue other than that derived from its own contributing participants) can lawfully generate endless profits for the majority of its existing contributing participants, provided the scheme continues to find more contributing participants.Tellingly, thebillionaire bosses of the 'Amway' mob have spent decades investing a proportion of their considerable ill-gotten gains to steer the legislative debate (in various countries) away from the essential identifying 'closed-market' characteristic of the absurd pyramid fraud which they have run. To this end, their apologists have created all manner of thought-stopping sophistic arguments which can appear to less-than-intellectually-rigorous observers (including legislators and law enforcement agents) to prove that 'MLM' is a perfectly lawful commercial enterprise that has had a significant and sustainable source of external revenue.
Lately, when cornered with the wider evidence, 'Amway'apologists steadfastly pretend that the majority of contributing 'Amway' participants weren't contributing participants at all, they were actually retail customers. This absurd, legalistic inversion of reality, is a comic-book license to steal from the rest of humanity which the billionaire bosses of the 'Amway' mob have awarded themselves.