cashless society

How Would You Feel in a World With No Cash? (Video)

Ah, the slippery slope of a cashless society. Sweden is looking to taking the plunge and completing the purge of paper currency by 2030. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone as many countries around the world are toying with the notion of doing away with paper currencies. How do you feel about the…

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War on Cash: Desperate VISA Begs Merchants With $10,000 Bribe to Go Cashless

A war on cash has surreptitiously and duplicitously come to pass, as Big Banks and Big Credit attempt to convince their millions of oft-captive customers to make the leap away from currency and into plastic — a surefire means of gaining access to more of your funds through repressive policies and monstrous fees. Writing a…

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Here Comes the Cashless Grid: Europe Moves To Begin Elimination Of Paper Money

by Shaun Bradley In the shadow of Donald Trump’s spree of controversial actions, the European commission has quietly launched the next offensive in the war on cash. These unelected bureaucrats have boldly asserted their intention to crack down on paper transactions across the E.U. and solidify a trend that has been gaining momentum for years.…

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The Biometric ID Grid: A Country-by-Country Guide

In last week’s report on India’s demonetization disaster, I began to connect the dots between demonetization, the push for a cashless society, and the biometric identification schemes that will eventually tie everyone’s fingerprints, iris scans, and other identifying details to every transaction they ever make. Well, that game of “connect the dots” just became even…

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The War on Cash Is a War on Your Freedom to Opt Out

Cash is a proxy for the freedom to maintain some privacy in an era of Big Brother repression, surveillance and the suppression of dissent. I’ve covered the war on cash i.e. the proposed elimination of cash, a number of times, for example, The War On Cash: Officially Sanctioned Theft (June 13, 2015) Our first question should…

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