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A growing number of cities say no to cashless stores

Stats Canada requested banking information of 500,000 Canadians without their knowledge

Lawmakers in US Congress propose bans on cashless stores

In the UK, the Commons Treasury committee warn that move to cashless society will hit elderly and poor

Sweetgreen salad restaurant chain reverses its cashless policy

People refuse cashless stores in Philadelphia

Access to Cash Review : "Transition to cashless Society could lead to Financial Exclusion and System Vulnerability"

Cyber theft - A serious concern in cashless India

Opinion leaders

How will a cashless society affect the poorest ?

"This shift to all-digital upends the foundation of our economy and creates unintended consequences for consumers." Frank Sorrentino, CEO of ConnectOne Bank

"There is a huge machinery to make us believe that ‘cashless-ness’ is in our interest" Shrija Agrawal, Associate Editor Mint

Say No to the “Cashless Future”

"A cashless food economy is not all good" by Sylvain Charlebois, senior director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

Cashless isn’t just classist, it’s bad for business

Kenneth Rogoff’s war on cash: is he right to call cash a "curse"?

Stefan Gleason, President of Money Metals Exchange : "Big Banks and Big Tech are the ones pushing for a Cashless Society"




Countries

In high-tech Japan, cash remains king

The dangers of a cashless society : the case of Sweden

Canada : Move towards cashless economy could shutout lower income shoppers

Hong Kong protests show the dangers of a Cashless Society

Sweden's 'cashless society' affects international residents

Sweden proves that the success of cashless payments carries risks








The cashless society from an ethical point of view

The debate about the move towards a cashless society has been at the center of the scene for several years, now. Various angles have been taken by economists, politicians, banking institutions and sociologists. Beyond the technicalities of the debate, lies the question of freedom, of inter-citizen solidarity and of governmental responsibility. The debate cannot remain in the hands of financial specialists, it is first and foremost an ethical, political and societal issue.

The cashless society from an ethical point of view









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The debate

"It's time to halt the relentless drive for a cashless society" Ross Clark

Cashless society: two sides of the debate

The cashless society in question: why going cashless puts privacy at risk?

The IMF wants to ban cash so so you pay the bank to hold your money

A cashless society may not equal financial inclusion

What the demise of the cashless society will really mean

Is going full cashless society a threat?

Cashless backlash delays move to walletless economy

What are the pitfalls of a cash-free society ?

In a cashless society, Big Brother will always know when you buy milk