This was similar to the 2005 reported figure of 715,000 consultants in the United States. consultants on the books at the end of the year, and we’ve got a total of 1,180,000 (yes that’s over 1 million) women in the United States who were “in” Mary Kay at some point during 2006. Or of those 700,000 on the books at the end of the year, 69% of them will quit in the following year. During 2007, Mary Kay will burn through another 500,000 American women. This implies that at the current time, the number of consultants is staying relatively stable. For every consultant recruited, one drops out.) Mary Kay stated in its response to the FTC’s proposed Business Opportunity Rule , that there are 2,400,000 “disclosure opportunities” (meaning interviews) per year. Mary Kay Cosmetics further stated that there are 40,000 new recruits per month. a total of two million women per year who turn Mary Kay down.) At 40,000 new recruits per month… recruited 480,000 women in the United States, and 480,000 women in the United States quit. Unwise as such pruning may be, it would be facile to suggest that homes and businesses have been laid waste for want of ping-pong tournaments and skateboard parks. It is no coincidence that the worst violence London has seen in many decades takes place against the backdrop of a global economy poised for freefall.The causes of recession set out by J K Galbraith in his book, The Great Crash 1929, were as follows: bad income distribution, a business sector engaged in “corporate larceny”, a weak banking structure and an import/export imbalance. In the bubble of the 1920s, the top 5 per cent of earners creamed off one-third of personal income.The Tottenham summer, featuring children as young as seven, is an assault not on a regime of tyranny but on the established order of a benign democracy.One question now hangs over London’s battle-torn high streets. Among several obvious answers, one is a failure of policing.
Not Ken and Tony, who used to live in Tottenham and had returned to stand vigil over the missiles and torched cars littering an urban war zone. In the hangover of the violence that spread through London, the uprisings seemed both inevitable and unthinkable. The police shot a black guy in suspicious circumstances. To Tony’s mind, this was a riot waiting for an excuse.“In the evening there is fear, and in the morning they are gone.The Eighties uprisings at Broadwater Farm, as in Toxteth and Brixton, were products, in part, of a poisonous racism absent in today’s Tottenham, where the Chinese grocery, the Turkish store and the African hairdresser’s sit side by side. It is true that Tottenham is among London’s poorest boroughs, with 10,000 people claiming jobseeker’s allowance and 54 applicants chasing every registered job vacancy.In other affected boroughs, such as Hackney, youth clubs are closing.