Ponzi - tuesday 2007-07-03 1652 last modified 2007-07-03 2112
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Ah, I get it: he was part of a pyramid scheme. Multi-level marketing, a uniquely American innovation for giving the greedy their just deserts, combining fetishistic devotion to individualism with dreams of wealth and a faux-hard work ethic, an imitation of real, productive industry that both does and profits the devotee nothing. But hey, it's your right to get rich while working hard to get people to exercise their right to get rich while working hard to get people... to...

Can you really fault Nigerian mobsters for their widespread fictions about untold wealth available for you if you just make a tiny advance deposit? It's not like our culture doesn't blatantly profess its infatuation with immediate and freely gotten wealth.

Who is responsible for a scam?

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