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No cash for me, and no handouts for thee, please call your Liberal handler

By Tenpoundbass (138/138 = 100% civil)   Jan 9, 8:39am   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   49 views   0 comments   watch (0)   share   quote  

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jan/09/rise-cashless-city-contactless-payments-exclusion-cashfree-society

Christmas, I was surprised to find I had not removed cash from an ATM for well over four months. Thanks to the ubiquity of electronic payment systems, it has become increasingly easy to glide around London to a chorus of approving bleeps. As more shops and transport networks adapt to contactless card and touch-and-go mobile technology, many major cities around the world are in the process of relegating cash to second-class status. Some London shops and cafes are now, like the capitals buses, simply refusing to handle notes or coins.

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