Pros And Cons Of A Cashless Society

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As more people use credit cards or apps instead of cash for payment, some businesses have gone cashless, and the move toward a cashless society has drawn support as well as criticism. The Onion weighs the pros and cons of transitioning to a cashless society.


  • Opens door to new and exciting hidden fees
  • Fun to tap things against other things
  • Offers hackers many more opportunities to access poorly secured financial data
  • No longer need to keep track of who George Washington and Abe Lincoln were
  • Innovative new way to punish poor people


  • Adds paper trail to ongoing affairs
  • Waiting in line at ATM now purely recreational
  • Pennies taste good
  • Stupid chip reader thingy not fucking working
  • Still broke