Perhaps we should again remind you free-thinking readers that it was the billionaire bosses of the 'Amway' mob who tried to dodge investigation of their clandestine crimes in India, by filing a malicious High Court writ against the Indian police in which they steadfastly pretended that their corporate structure known as 'Amway India Enterprises' has been acting in full-compliance with Indian legislation and has the full-approval of the Indian government. However, when senior Indian Judges looked at 'Amway's' so-called 'Business Plan' (as proposed in literature produced for 'Amway India Enterprises') they immediately deduced that the company, and its gleaming external presentation of 'Hundreds of Thousands of Successful, and Ethical, Indian Amway Business Owners Selling Millions of Dollars Worth of World-Class Amway Products Annually,' has been nothing more than the camouflage for an illegal money circulation scheme (as defined by Indian law), designed to bedazzle vulnerable, and/or greedy, Indian citizens, in order to steal their money.
Unfortunately (although accurate), this well-informed, Indian legalistic opinion only begins to identify a much more serious, criminogenic phenomenon; for the pernicious 'Multilevel Marketing' mind-virus was designed to self-replicate and to prevent its victims from facing reality. It was first released on American minds in the 1950s. Since that time (despite several challenges), it has infiltrated traditonal American culture and been allowed to spread all over the globe.
Today, as a result of unprotected exposure to one of an ever-growing catalogue of apparently innocent 'MLM/Direct Selling' companies, almost anyone can begin to exhibit remarkably uniform symptoms. In everyday terms, it is as though they have fallen in love. Although this initial euphoria is often short-lived, a significant minority will subsequently undergo a nighmarish transformation and recklessly dissipate all their mental, and/or physical, and/or financial, resources to the benefit of hitherto unknown persons, whom they continue to trust and follow no matter what suffering this entails.
The worst 'MLM' victims can become totally-convinced that by handing over a regular cash payment to their group (in exchange for effectively unsaleable and over-priced wampum), and by recruiting others to do the same, they are building a secure Utopian existence for themselves, their families and their recruits.
In the adult world of quantifiable reality, nothing could be further from the truth.