“Legitimate companies don’t work this way for a reason.”

Vanity Fair: This Podcast Can’t Legally Tell You Amway Is a Pyramid Scheme. “Get an exclusive early listen to The Dream, hosted by Jane Marie, which digs into the under-explored world of multi-level marketing schemes.” By Katey Rich, September 21, 2018.

“But The Dream’s real concern is far from the key-party-and-polyester image conjured by the airplane game. Marie and her producer had, like many people, noticed her Facebook feed filling up with friends from high school selling leggings, or makeup, or handbags, asking their friends to buy them and sign up as salesmen themselves. They’re all participating in multi-level marketing (MLM) schemes, which anyone involved will tell you are not a pyramid scheme, because pyramid schemes are illegal.

“That doesn’t mean it’s not one,” Marie, a veteran of This American Life, said in a recent phone call. “That means it hasn’t been prosecuted.””

Find the podcast here: The Dream. I listened to all the episodes in the past few days. Recommended!