How to create a coin shortage to go cashless

NORTH CAROLINA -- As the nation inches closer to 2.9 million coronavirus cases, people are experiencing more of a trickle down effect of the pandemic.

In particular, the coronavirus is impacting our money, right down to the penny.

The Federal Reserve says the circulation of physical coinage has slowed since the spread of the virus and the U.S. mint has lowered production.

The means supply is low and it's impacting local businesses.

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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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