The opinion of Jon M. Taylor is truly astounding (My View, March 19). Notwithstanding his degrees of higher learning and position in an organization, he is obviously chewing sour grapes. He fails to see that multilevel marketing is, in fact, regulated according to long-considered legal standards. He also fails to recognize that people join multilevel markets because they have hope of bettering themselves through use of the product, albeit usually overpriced, and through opportunity. Those who join later in the organization have nearly the same opportunity as their sponsors. They have choice. They learn from their experience. This is not the stuff of "aggregate ... loss."

I, too, have been stung by some of my associations with multilevel marketing, but to cast a blanket of "scam" on multilevel marketing is disingenuous at best.

Allan South