Will you prosper in cashless Britain?

As we move towards a seemingly cashless future, concerns are growing about the real impact and risks that a society without physical money brings with it. There are obvious, well-known worries that millions of Britons are being left behind in the world of financial apps, online banking and contactless payments. A quarter of the population fears for the vulnerable and elderly in an increasingly cashless Britain, the Post Office warns, while another quarter simply doesn’t feel we have the infrastructure in place to transition smoothly.

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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.

The cashless society from an ethical point of view

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