The recent capitulation of the billionaire bosses of the 'Amway' mob in the Pokorny v. 'Quixtar' ('Amway') lawsuit, tells us nothing that we did not know already.
When faced with intellectually-rigorous opponents who understand exactly how pernicious, blame-the-victim closed-market swindles have been dissimulated (for more than 50 years) as 'MLM Business Opportunities,' the sanctimonious racketeers who run them, and their arrogant propagandists, have nothing substantial to say.
What now amazes me, are the various, previously-critical observers who have immediately put forward the rather naive suggestion that the settlement of the Pokorny v. 'Amway' lawsuit will lead to the complete reformation of the 'Amway' organization.
I would remind these well-intentioned persons that, in the 1970s, the billionaire bosses of the 'Amway' mob were caught red-handed (by agents of the Federal Trade Commission) running exactly the same, pernicious, blame-the-victim closed-market swindle (albeit on a much smaller scale). At that time, they escaped criminal prosecution, and the closure of their fake 'direct selling' company, in the USA, by steadfastly pretending to a federal judge that, henceforth, their illegal activities would be completely reformed. The various, much-lauded 'changes' to the conduct ofthe 'Amway' organization, which were supposed to have been 'voluntarily introduced,'are now proved to have been a pack of lies. Indeed, had agents of the US federal government comprehended the full-horror of the organized crime group which they had actually uncovered in the 1970s, these reality-inverting 'MLM' racketeers would probaly still be in prison today and their many copy-cats would not exist.
In reality, the $155 millions which it is apparently going to cost the grinning bosses of the 'Amway' mob to halt the Pokorny lawsuit, is the eqivalent of giving a $150 speeding ticket to the psychopathic, billionaire owner/passengers of a fleet of armoured-cars whose chauffeurs have just been caught (again) mowing down crowds of poor pedestrians, and then sending them all on their way confident that they will keep their (habitual) fake promise never to re-offend.