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Cashless is threatening low incomes





Electronic banking, the digital economy, and now coronavirus means an increasingly cashless society.

The notes and coins in our pockets are being rapidly replaced by contactless bank cards and mobile phone payments.

But not everyone in England is comfortable with the technology.

Al Jazeera’s Paul Brennan reports from Essex, where many want to stick to pounds, shillings and pence.

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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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