Are MLMs a cult? Multi-Level Marketing schemes like Lularoe, Young Living Essential Oils, Doterra, Kyani, Herbalife, and Amway are scams for sure, but are they cults? Here we cut past the success stories, the testimonies, and the how-to’s in order to analyze these pyramid schemes in light of Steven Hassan’s BITE model.
The world of pseudoscience is closely tied to the MLM world, as essential oils, naturopathy, homeopathy, anti-vax / anti-vaxxers, cancer conspiracies, and all kinds of alternative medicine exist in both. Direct sales and network marketing are often little more than alt-med quackery.
This video contains 100% therapeutic grade skepticism.*
Sounds like MLM but ok:
Jon M Taylor paper:
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*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA
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