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The cashless society is coming. More reason than ever to use cash | Oliver Burkeman |

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".... frictionless spending is why my Kindle is loaded with quarter-read books on topics that interested me for 30 minutes once. Friction keeps you frugal."

Interesting point from the article:

"...cashlessness seems to be associated with increased dishonesty: it's easier to cut ethical corners involving money, while continuing to think of yourself as an honest person, when you're psychologically distanced from the money involved."

Perhaps true, but I just don't like a jingle when I walk or a wad in my pocket, so I'll suffer the temptation to be more dishonest... no double entendres intended.

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