Millionaires and billionaires argue for higher taxes
121 millionaires and billionaires have sent an open letter to all millionaires worldwide. The message: demand that the richest in your countries be taxed more fairly and heavily and prevent tax evasion and avoidance.
“There are two kinds of people in the world,” the letter says, “people who prefer taxes, and people who prefer pitchforks (tax avoidance, ed.). We, the undersigned, prefer taxes. And we believe that after you have thought about it, you will see it that way “.
Inequality is growing and as a result there are more and more tensions within countries, write the millionaires. The climate crisis can therefore be tackled less effectively. “And that is disastrous for everyone, including millionaires and billionaires.”
Several millionaires, including Paul Polman (former Unilever CEO), have also signed the letter. Furthermore, it is mainly Americans and British. A total of eight nationalities are represented. Filmmaker Abigail Disney, from the Disney family, and the director of the film Love Actually, Richard Curtis, signed the call.
The distribution of the open letter coincides with the meeting of world leaders, top entrepreneurs and thinkers at the World Economic Forum in Davos.