How could I sit on the money? Businessman's daughter calls for higher taxes for themselves

"I hope that as people become more rich from their money to the community," said Hansen, a well-to-do comes from the engineering family, the "mirror". The 3

How could I sit on the money? Businessman's daughter calls for higher taxes for themselves

"I hope that as people become more rich from their money to the community," said Hansen, a well-to-do comes from the engineering family, the "mirror". The 30-Year-old signed the open letter "Millionaires for Humanity". About 90 millionaires from eight countries are calling for a raise in the future, higher tax contributions, "people like us" to support the social reconstruction after the Corona pandemic. The advocates come from the USA, Germany, great Britain, Canada, new Zealand, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands.

debate is always in need of new ideas

a Lot of millionaires would not submit without compulsion some of your money and the common good pins. Although there are already Rich, do Good, and much of their wealth in donations. That was not sufficient, however. "A community can't rely solely on rich patrons," stressed the 30-Year-old. "This is not predictable".

in Addition, some donors also funded dubious purposes. A functioning social welfare state to help the people according to clear rules. The fact citizens could build, especially since the state-financed areas such as education, health care and infrastructure. These are essential, but for a donor is often not very attractive.

Therefore, were also in the taxation of high income earners clear rules are necessary. "The debate about the responsibility and contribution of the wealthy is always in need of new impulses," said Hansen. "I think it's important that the topic is being discussed."

As a new calculation of the German Institute for economic research (DIW) shows, the richest one percent of the German population, around 35 per cent of net assets. While the value is put into perspective somewhat, if, in addition to pensions and pension claims as assets are to be included. Nevertheless the value is far higher than previously thought: Previously, the economy had calculated the experts with around 22 per cent.

"How could I sit on the money?"

Hansen comes from a rich family. Her grandfather had established a successful engineering company in the Swabian Alb, the operation has now grown to a group of companies with more than 2000 employees. "So, I have contributed to this wealth," explains the 30-Year-old. "How could I sit there on the money, and so do, as I had the sole claim to it?"

at The age of 18 years, you paid a five-figure sum in the German movement Foundation. The Foundation has the purpose, causes, social, political, and social problems and to fight.

Who is Happy for the welfare state,

rich, I may have the feeling to cut with a higher taxation in your own meat. This was not the case for Hansen, however. "I don't pity me not," she says in the "mirror"-Interview. Studies showed that one cannot increase from a certain level of income, the personal satisfaction is worth mentioning. Who is financially secure well, no longer will additional wealth happier.

"unless you leave the excess money in the society to come. If it benefits people who need it more, makes you happy,“ says the 30-Year-old. Their proposals include higher taxes on domestic flights. This is on the one hand, climate-friendly, would be on the other hand, rarely poorer people. Also, property taxes are a way to ask the Rich to pay, as well as a higher inheritance tax - or financial transaction tax.

Apart from that, it is not sure that you'll always be rich. "I would fall on financial standards or become unemployed, I would be also out of self-interest glad, if the state still has a functioning social," stresses Hansen. She is currently completing a master's degree in sustainability management and works alongside the butcher in the village.

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Updated Date: 20 July 2020, 04:27

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