Thoughtless spending

Cash isn’t going away, but it will become digital

For more than 3,000 years, cash has played a critical role in the way our society functions — due as much to its fiscal value as its emotional and cultural connotations. It offers near-universality along with the heavily discounted value of anonymity. Conducting business with discretion is key, as nearly all of us opt to keep some transactions private. Cash protects our fiscal sovereignty, embodies a cultural dimension as it’s designed with extreme care, and above all else, it’s a tangible, one might say visceral, connection to our economic means: Our money. ….[READ]

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