Ep 82 - Cash Out
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Episode 82 - "Cash Out"
South Korea is eliminating coins and requiring shoppers to upload their cash receipts to a digital database; Indians are still reeling from a 2016 decision that turned 86% of the country's cash worthless in a matter of hours; migrants and refugees are being targeted for new schemes of financial inclusion, but not experiencing the promised benefits; US cities are retaliating against cash-only retailers eager to speed the flow of customers, increase spending, and surveil our every purchase while excluding undesirable demographics; and despite our technological proficiencies, fiction writers 500 years ago still had more creative solutions to our money woes.
It seems like a straight-forward topic and yet we still manage to ramble off script.
- 09:08 The Age of Cashless
- 16:30 Resisting
- 21:11 Ancient Wisdom
- 25:56 India Demonetization
- 35:32 Refugee Services
- 47:54 Migrants and Music Festivals
- 51:37 The High Cost of Banking
- 58:19 The Psychology of Cashless
- 1:06:01 Surveillance and Control
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