Firstly, Mirrlees effectively ignored taxes on wealth: it concluded they were not desirable.
If you conclude that something is not desirable have you just ignored it?
Further, Mirrlees did gain the Nobel for his tax work. Among the conclusions of which was don’t tax wealth. But of course Snippa knows best….
Then there’s this from Ritchie:
the Mirrless report argued for the replacement of corporation tax with what was, in effect, an additional VAT.
Err, no. The final recommendations list:
Single rate of corporation tax with no tax on
the normal return on investment
The fight for economic sanity has to go on.
Perhaps a modicum of economic knowledge first?