Yes and we want more of your cash.
So what do you call something that isn’t a exactly Ponzi scheme or a pyramid scheme or a multi-level marketing strategy or a “personal development” program but has elements of all those things? There really ought to be a word. Why am I asking? Oh, no reason. Anyway, if you’re looking for something to read this morning, the current New Yorker has a piece on the Upright Citizens Brigade by Emma Allen.
For further information you might enjoy this piece by Brendan O’Connor on the same subject from last year.
Anyway, do enjoy those stories. I will, completely unrelatedly, continue trying to think of a description for the kind of organization I wondered about above, if you have any ideas of your own please feel free to contribute.