This is really quite wonderful.
It’s a series of delusions. The end result of which Our Ritchie is a lone crusader holding out the torch of truth against the lies and dissimulations of the eeeevil neoliberals who now rule our world.
And there’s something of a problem with this. It’s not actually neoliberals who pointed out that companies don’t pay tax. The incidence is upon people, must be. And this is a result that comes from neoclassical economics: it was first pointed out and proven well over a century ago.
And we’ve all repeatedly pointed this out to Murphy. But he carries on insisting that it’s a plot, a plot against his Curajus State, to refer to this well known truth about the universe that we inhabit.
Companies do not bear the burden of corporation tax. Some combination of the shareholders and the workers in the economy where it is imposed do. Without understanding that basic point no one will ever be able to build a reasonable tax system.
Murphy’s problem is not just that he’s wrong, it’s that he’s deluded.