So perhaps rather than bemoaning the failure on the part of activists and journalists to distinguish between avoidance and evasion, as if it was all very clear and rational to those in the know, those who promulgate these scholastic taxonomies could try to come up with a compelling reason why there is one category of tax lie that is treated by the criminal law as fraud, and another category of tax lie which does not even attract a civil penalty.
Because one type of tax lie is against the law and the other type isn’t.
And out law is very clear on these things. Something which is specifically illegal is illegal. Something which is not specifically illegal is not illegal.
To change that one would have to move from a common law system to a Roman law one.
At which point, of course, you can fuck right off.