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We Must Not Let Covid Kill Cash!

Mal Fletcher
Posted 23 November 2020
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The Great Pandemic of 2020. It has left millions of people worldwide  living at least part of their lives in isolation.

Of all the pandemic’s long-term economic outcomes, the worst might be the complete eradication of cash.

Cash hasn’t been very useful during the Covid-19 season. Under the shadow of lockdowns, many stores and restaurants have become delivery-only services. Cashless payments have become not just convenient but indispensable.

Even if we could use cash just now, most of us are nervous about handling paper notes and coins.  

Of course, we were moving incrementally toward a digitally-driven economy well before Covid-19. In 2016, only 34% of payments in... Click for more

What’s your view?

Should we go completely cashless?

Yes

No

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