Electronic payments are an ecological disaster

With the war on cash, environmentalists are growing concerned that the increase in online payments will add a large energy bill to societies, compared to the old-fashioned paper banknote. Although ecology and currency may seem distant concepts, the amounts involved, should currency cease to exist, make it a very serious risk.

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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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