Cities are right to fight against all cashless

Some businesses want to stop accepting cash, but many cities are stepping up to make that illegal. That's a good thing.

When I was living near the poverty line for a couple years, the only way I could keep from overdrawing my bank account was to pay for day-to-day necessities in cash.

It's just easier to control your spending when you use cash. You open your wallet and can't help but see exactly how much you have, and how much you have left. When you're out of money, you're out. Since most banks I've done business with (three of the big names) will let you keep using a debit card for purchases even when you're at a zero balance (charging you a hefty "convenience" fee each time), it's easy to get into a hole accidentally using a card.

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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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