Blog: Financial Strategy: Why Do They Require People to Buy the Mark VIII E-Meter for Cash? - 2013-12-06
Summary: The recent revelation that you have to buy your new Mark VIII e-meter for cash instead of using money deposited with the cult on account has led some to speculate that the cult's finances are in precarious shape. Though that is certainly possible, I think it's impossible to tell from this one data point alone. However, this development suggests that Miscavige is managing the business of Scientology to achieve only one goal, a financial metric that is utterly useless in the real world, but one that allows him to feel like less of a failure when he looks at the numbers than other numbers in the cult.
We also look at what moves Miscavige might make next to continue to grow the business using his management criteria.
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