My wife wants to join some multi-level marketing company called Agel. From what she's told me about the recruitment, it strikes me as being another Ponzi scheme. Try as I might to convince her otherwise, she's hell bent on joining. According to what she told me, the main source of income is by recruiting more associates. You recruit 4 people and you get $1500. Afterwards, you get 20% of the sales income generated by your recruits and those recruited by them. (Umm...how the heck does the company make any money if everybody along the line gets 20% of the sales?) The more recruits you have under you, the more money you get. To join, you pay upfront for $1000 worth of "vitamin gels." (Aha!) I've read the ingredients list one a few of the products, it's mainly plant sugar (a few harmful. One known to cause cancer in lab animals.) Having said that, I don't see how she's going to move $1000 worth of placebos. I've tried the logical approach ("It's a Pyramid scheme, can't you see that?"), the hard line approach ("Your not taking part in a Ponzi scheme, and that's that!"), the humorous approach ("Honey, this doesn't strike me as a good company to join. It's all marketing. You stink at marketing.). After picking myself up off the floor, I tried once more to convince her. But she closed off lines of communications after the marketing crack. I'm going to buy a diamond pendant to reestablish negotiations, but until I can convince her not to join. It'll just be a waste of money. So, how can I convince her this Agel is nothing more than an elaborate Ponzi scheme?