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Cashless raises more concerns about Inclusion





Sitting behind my computer talking to my mom on my smartphone, I feel grateful for everything technology allows me to do. However, for those living on the streets, technological advances are leaving them in a more vulnerable position.

I live in the beautiful city of Paris, and as in many other metropolises, there are a number of homeless people who take shelter on street corners, in the subway, and on park benches. Over the past few years their numbers have climbed, and with political and economic uncertainty, their plight won’t be improving in the near future.

It’s a heartbreaking situation and, like so many people, I always try to help them as and when I can. Normally this entails offering a few euros, a subway ticket to get around, or if I have more time, I get them some food.

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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.










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