Technology fails, cash remains

Technology fails, cash remains
Cash is king when technology fails There has been lots of talk lately about moving to a cashless society. Heaven forbid!

Look at the way cash has been used through history plus the utilisation of the Royal Mint! Will that diminish?

What about the hordes of coins found by metal detectorists!

Will they say, “We’ve found a box of old payment cards, they aren’t worth anything but they used these in the old days.”

Cash is dirty it is said! No dirtier than newspapers! How do you give a tip to the waiter after your meal etc?

Does every ‘Homeless Person’ on the street have to invest in a ‘Card Machine’ so that you can give him/her a £1? Do they say, “Got any spare cards mate for a coffee”?

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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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