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Why Inclusion is not part of the Cashless Society Agenda





As we head into one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year, the issue of how consumers are allowed to pay for goods has come to the fore.

One side effect of the Covid-19 pandemic has been the rapid acceleration of the transition from physical cash to digital payments.

Many consumers say they’ve ditched coins and notes altogether and some businesses have even stopped accepting them. However, this has prompted fears that people who are unable to use digital banking will be isolated.

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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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