Physical Cash and the Pandemic

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With the COVID-19 cases spiking and online shopping following, the argument for ending physical money has come up again in the public conversation. But, a cashless existence is not our reality yet.

Bill Maurer is dean of University of California, Irvine's School of Social Sciences, a professor of anthropology and director of the campus’s Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion. He joined the show to examine why the conversation about the end of physical cash is probably premature, even during the pandemic.

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