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Petition: Vote Down the Cashless Welfare Card - 06/04/2018

"Dear Mr Shorten, I write to you in regard to the cashless welfare card. I wish to raise my concerns to the continuation of the card based on a report that has apparently grossly manipulated many facts to suit a political agenda. To highlight the point approximately 50% of trial participants said it made their life worse off, compared to 22% who said it had improved things." SIGN!

Petition: the National University of Singapore goes cashless - 06/04/2018

"On the 16th of April 2018, the National University of Singapore sent a campus wide email announcing a decision to "introduce a cashless campus in the new Academic Year 2018/19, where our retail and dining outlets, including canteens and food courts, will offer cashless transactions". With this announcement, NUS has plans to move toward such a campus in "phases". This petition serves to counteract this decision and ask for further clarifications and justifications for the push toward a "cashless campus". It also asks whether we really need to have a complete cashless campus, let alone a...








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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