This is a website that is highly critical of Alticor, the parent company of Amway and Quixtar. I want you to make an informed decision about whether the decision to become affiliated with Alticor is the right decision for you. Don't believe a word that anyone says or write. Like any smart entrepreneur, you should do your homework and weigh the evidence. Accordingly, ask your (potential) upline hard questions and demand proof. Here is a list of questions to ask your upline. Do a Google search and read web sites that are both pro- and anti-Amway. Then make an intelligent decision.
Let me first put my cards on the table. There are several reasons that I am opposed to Alticor and many of the Amway/Quixtar Kingpins. The primary reason is humanitarian. I believe that Alticor is a scam. An American starting out in the business has an infinitesimally small chance of making any money--much less become financially independent. Many of the people you see on stage at the rallies are people who are making the majority of their money from the "tools" business--the selling of rally tickets, books, and tapes to their downline (for more information, see the Dateline NBC investigative report on the Quixtar tools scam).
In addition, I am thoroughly opposed to the hidden agendas of the corporation and many of the top distributors, namely Dexter Yager. These are benighted, reactionary hatemongers (e.g., listen to Yager spew hate to his downline). On top of it, those who run Alticor are hypocrites; they talk about the virtues of free enterprise but received sweetheart tax breaks from the US Congress when it was led by the GOP (it's no coincidence that some of the highly-paid speakers at Amway/Quixtar rallies have been Republican members of Congress).
I am also opposed to Amway because many of the kingpin distributors create an atmosphere for their downline in which critical thinking is discouraged. Steven Hassan, a former member of Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church, has more information on this phenomenon (note: I also have a web site that exposes Sun Myung Moon).
One good place to start is the front page of this web site. If you have any questions, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck.