CASH ONLY PLEASE!
The move toward a totally cashless society is running into some roadblocks in the US and abroad.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to become the latest municipality to require retail stores to take cash.
“I just felt it wasn’t fair that if someone wanted to buy a sandwich in a store, and they had cash, that they would be turned away,” Supervisor Vallie Brown, who introduced the legislation told The Associated Press. “We also have our homeless population. They’re not banked.”
Critics say going cashless discriminates against low-income people who don’t have credit cards or bank accounts.
And some people prefer to use cash because they don’t want to leave a digital trail of what they’ve bought and where they’ve been.
Some retailers argue going cashless is safer and more efficient.
But the city of Philadelphia and the state of New Jersey already require stores to take cash and a similar measure has been introduced in New York City.
The efforts come after the rollout last year of cashless Amazon Go stores, which require customers to scan an app to enter. Whatever items customers take are automatically tallied in a virtual cart and charged to a credit card. The retail giant bowed to pressure last month and agreed to accept cash at more than 30 cashless stores….(Read More Click Here)(Excerpt from Steve Warren article on CBN News)
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