Another Casualty of the Cashless Society

I live in New York City, where many homeless people rely on panhandling in order to get by. A few days ago I saw a Millennial woman turn down a request from a homeless man, saying, “I don’t carry cash.” I have long been concerned about the ramifications of our increasingly cashless society, like the ability of the government to lock down our bank accounts and ability to move freely. As usual, the poorest among us are paying the biggest price for what we’ve been told is progress.

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  • alex_the_tired
    March 20, 2024 9:00 AM

    The person saying, “I don’t carry cash”? More likely, “I don’t want to give you charity, but I want to seem like a ‘good’ person, too.”

    But you’re absolutely right about the threat of a cashless society. And, frankly, I doubt it will take much time, if we ever reach that moment, for the economy to collapse. Once the whole thing becomes intangible? Something like this.

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