The Economist is simply one of the finest newspapers in existence, and also is one of the last bastions of Fine Writing in the English language.
Now they take a look at the entire model of taxation; what is being taxed, why, and how. And propose alternatives.
So the economist proposes taxing:
because they are fucking dumb. "The way we tax" is not the question; "why we tax" is what's relevant here. The reason there are so many protests against housing and inheritance is they're what we are. They're what we pass on to the next generation. They're what build legacy, they're what builds immortality. Investments? You mean "retirement?" Also not gonna happen. What does The Economist think we should tax?
sure they do.