You distill it so well, Hal. Have you done this before?

Make the MLM show its true colors. The bad guy will expose itself for what it is. Once the gravy train of PV/BV stops flowing into his upline’s coffers, YOU CAN BET they’ll flush him without a thought, saying to themselves (or screaming at their steering wheel): “Some Will! Some Won’t! So What!?” God! Just typing SWSWSW gives me the willys!

This isn’t that different from what I said

True, I’m saying don’t let him spend money on it, but we’ve seen over and over that once a person stops spending money on an MLM, the MLM will drop them. While it may be an important distinction, my thinking is by banning the spending and not the MLM, the kid will learn, and quite rapidly, that they want his money more than him. The connection is broken, but by the MLM and all his “dear friends” and not by his parents.