MLM and Crypto, Unsurprisingly Similar
I call to your attention a very informative podcast, not about MLM directly, but one that goes to the heart of all “anti-MLM” discussions: What Is MLM? The featured podcast is the Intercept, hosted by Ryan Grim, interviewing actor and activist, Ben McKenzie. The...
Multi-Level Marketing: Incubator and Precursor of Crypto and NFTs
A New York Times article this week reported that the most significant, and likely the most persuasive, advertisements on the most famous advertising platform of the year – the American Super Bowl – will be for Crypto currencies and NFTs. There will, of course, be...
MLM Is Not, and Never Was, “Direct Selling”
by Robert L. FitzPatrick, author of PONZINOMICS The most common belief about “multi-level marketing” – spread by MLM promoters – is that “MLM” is just a modern adaptation of “direct selling,” a centuries-old business model. The identity as the...
Leading MLM Spokesman Blasts MLM Consumer Protection Conference as “Anti-Business and Un-American”
Dr. Luzes stated that multi-level marketing is the last area of the economy that fosters faith in the American Dream. The conference critique of MLM, therefore, is “un-American,” he charged.
Déjà vu: WA State Regulators Let LuLaRoe Off; Ignore Elephant in the Room
For all the news coverage, including a hilarious Samantha Bee commentary, interviews of tearful and angry victims, torrents of social media debate, and an upcoming film documentary, the state prosecution of the MLM, LuLaRoe, ended not with a bang for justice but...
HBO Documentary, The Vow, Covers Up Core Fact about NXIVM and Keith Raniere
The fascinating and shocking documentary on HBO, The Vow, is a gripping true story about a strikingly unremarkable person, Keith Raniere, who somehow made dozens of young women his “sex slaves.” As part of a cultic program that he named, NXIVM, pretentiously...
An Untold Story: How MLM Shaped Donald Trump’s Politics and Presidency
It is not denied or hidden that Donald Trump is involved and connected to multi-level marketing (MLM). Wall Street Journal and other business media report Trump’s 10 years as spokesman for ACN and his namesake MLM, Trump Network. How much money in total he gained...
Wounded Souls, the Inner-Life of MLM Victims
What everyone knows, yet few will say, is that the greatest injury suffered by MLM victims is not dollar losses. It is the blow to the soul, an injury that may be carried unhealed throughout life.
Yahoo Finance Podcast on MLM Is a Milestone in Business Media Coverage
Yahoo Finance’s podcast on multi-level marketing, is as a milestone in business media coverage of MLM.
New Book “Ponzinomics” Reveals how Politics, not Law, Protects MLM and Lets It Continue Pyramid Recruiting
The upcoming book, Ponzinomics,The Untold Story of Multi-Level Marketing and How Direct Selling Became an American Swindle, delves deeply into these questions. It’s conclusions, which some may find disheartening, even shocking, strip away this phony narrative of government helplessness and legal “complexity” that leaves the public vulnerable and hopeless