Once again pyramid schemes are ALL fraudulent. in the USA the FTC shuts them down.
A mlm model is not a pyramid scheme. Do pyramid schemes use the mlm model? Most of the time.
In the us if the company does legal business the government has already analyzed the plan and allowed it. even the banks have to analyze the plan before the process the transactions.
Still there are many companies that are fraudulent. but not all MLMS are pyramid schemes.
The failure of the distributor or the company doesn't make a failure for the industry.
If your mind is set. no amount of logic will change it.
I can only talk from my own experience and my experience is great. I was broke 6 years ago. I wouldn't go back to the regular biz model again. having your own biz from home is better for me.