Letter Re: Cashless Society

Dear Editor,

The move to a cashless society appears to be on track, but some will resist the final withdrawal of paper and coin money from circulation… unless they have a compelling reason to voluntarily give it up. I’ve thought for years that the only thing needed to cause people to shun cash is a report of a pathogen that rides from person to person on cash. All we need is a report from the CDC, which doesn’t even have to be true, that they are investigating some cases of hepatitis infection where cash was the vector. The cashless infrastructure is in place and 99% of the population already have cashless tools in their wallet and are trained to use them. Ca-ching! Cashless society. Let’s watch and see.

Barter Ready in Virginia