Joined company: 2013
Origin: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ideology: aristocracy, feudalism
Psychology: egotist, self-deserving
Coming from an old Dutch family going back to the Dutch East India Company, Hylke Vandenberg seems to favor aristocracy with the family as the central economic and political unit of society. Since intelligence seems to be tied to the gene pool, money should be too.
She sees herself as a deserving aristocrat or something. This was made pretty clear at her first job interview at GLAZIAL, when she imagined a salary beyond limits.
Note from Sarah Bianchi, Chief of Human Resources:
One of the first things I did when I was hired was forcing Hylke to take a voluntary pay cut.
*From Duchess Hylke Vandenberg's Plutocracy: The Importance of a Global Elite:*
"The family as an economic unit is superior to every other form. Like a firm, family transcends its individual members, but binds them much stronger. You don't accumulate wealth for your shareholders, but for your dynasty."
"Whoever came up with 'money is not that important' lied to keep poor people away from it."
"A new kind of global aristocracy is rising. To make this rise happen we need to claim it is not, and protect our assets from wealth redistribution programs."
"Plutocrats evidently know best how to invest wealth, otherwise they would have none. Taxing them progressively is thus inefficient, and we are right to protect our investements by using offshore accounts."
"The global elite pays most taxes and improves the world with philantropy. It is only right that the best and the brightest should guide society. The only alternative to plutocracy is mediocracy."
"Capital rules best if it stays in the hands of the best. And what created the best familys' wealth was intelligence, which is also inherited genetically."
*From Duchess Hylke Vandenberg's Personal blog:*
"Sure I inherited some riches. But today, that is only a small portion of my entire wealth, which is self-made."
"People talk about 'the rich' as if we were a different species. But everyone can become rich, and often the rich lose big portions of their wealth."