Miss Andresen is a scion of a family which made its fortune through tobacco. In 1849 her great, great, great grandfather founded what was to become Norway’s leading cigarette producer.
In 2005, however, the family sold the company for ethical reasons, netting $500 million.
The capital income is of course just the net present value of all future profits to be made by killing people with ciggies.
So why is it ethical to take the cash in one lump sum and not as an annual income?