Mr Ponzi Scheme Leaves Town

It must be something in the Botswana air. Or perhaps it is because of an ailing economy. When Mr Ponzi Scheme descends in town he assumes the role of The Pied Piper of Hamelin.

Half the population will follow him blindly until they fall into an abyss. When Mr Ponzi Scheme is in town, many folks lose their minds. It is like when the ice cream van hits your street and parents lose control of their kids.

Consumer Watchdog talked until they turned blue in the face but the money-chowing mob kept finding reasons to ensnare more unfortunate and gullible citizens. Ponzi schemes seemingly are here to stay.

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