Have I got a deal for you?
Elizabeth gets mad and Karen gets madder about an insidious new way for shady companies to recruit teens to sell stuff for them.
Here are links to some of the things we mentioned:
- Defining MLM — multilevel marketing
- Defining pyramid scheme
- Notwithstanding Elizabeth’s joke, Girl Guides of Canada is good! Buy cookies.
- Vector Marketing, seller of Cutco products
- The history of Vector and Cutco
- The copy-paste recruitment text message
- Stephen Notley’s 1992 piece on Kirby vacuum sales
- Hope! The antiMLM subreddit
- Mulan gets ready to defeat the huns
- Sasha Frere-Jones called Twitter “a self-cleaning oven” — he may have been a bit too optimistic
- Those weirdly specific Facebook shirts
Special thanks to Jon Spencer for editing this episode.
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