If you ask google how many people lose money in MLM programs or network marketing programs,
These statistics are promoted out of fear by those who have been brainwashed to believe that there are certain types of companies in our system that are 'good' and 'legitimate' and that there are those that are 'bad' and 'scams'.
Obviously there is the question of legality, which I do not dispute, because the law, unless it is rewritten is simply that - the Law. Therefore even within the system there are ways to make money which are not 'acceptable' - such as stealing for example. Though, of course, stealing is only illegal from a very specific perspective - that of the individual who steals a specific amount of money or piece of property. The laws around stealing do not account for all the 'stealing' that occurs in this world.
What about when a parent tells their child that there is a Santa Claus who comes down their chimney to bring presents to the 'good children' simply to manipulate their child into behaving. And later when the child finds out that this was a lie - they lose all trust in their own ability to distinguish fantasy from reality, they do not know who to trust, and end up abdicating all self-trust and place all their faith into a system that is designed to keep them limited as a living being. Did the parent not steal that child's innocence? Is this not a con?
What about 'normal companies'? What about the claims that (yielded by another google search), over 90% of Americans (some say 95%) die with less than $5000 in savings?
While some claim that a further 99% die without having fulfilled all of their dreams and desires.
This is obvious simply from looking around - how many people do you see 'living their dream' - the dream they had when they were a kid?
No one does - and when you really start to question your own dreams you will find that they are within the context of all the consumer products that you have been exposed to through media and advertising. The pictures you imagine in your head have all been placed there by some corporate executive or board who want to get rich off of you!
Is someone stealing our dreams as well?
Are those who benefit off of his physical labor and not compensating him equivalently simply stealing his energy?
And there will be those who say that it is his choice to cut grass - but that is dishonest, because that would imply that given a choice without any influence, with all possibility in front of him, the person would still choose to cut grass. Obviously the job only exists within the context of the current system where people cultivate small plots of land in front of their house to look a certain specific way to fit the image/picture of what they believe to be a 'well-kept' lawn.
And this person would only choose this job because he does not have the education or skills or confidence from education to get a 'better', higher paying job. Thus do we use education as a weapon to keep some unable to move up in the system?
How is it that some sit in big luxurious offices, hundreds of feet in the air, looking down on everyone and everything else, in the comfort of air conditioning, getting paid millions just to make decisions - while others work, by the sweat of their brow, in many cases over 10 hours every single day, laboring physically, in the dirt of the Earth, and get paid just enough to survive to make it to the next day so that they can live just for one more day.
The system we accept and participate in - the Capitalist system - is a Pyramid Scheme - there is no real product - it is all based on a lie - money is created out of debt - and for the vast majority of humans and all animals and plants - the system is a losing proposition.
Welcome to the Real Pyramid Scheme.