Moves to Halt Cashless Stores Short-Sighted, Inhibit Growth

Daniel Castro June 3, 2019
June 3, 2019

Many businesses are going completely digital with their point-of-sale systems, telling customers they want their money, as long as they do not pay in cash. Unfortunately, some state and local lawmakers have stepped in to halt this move toward a cashless society. In a column for Government Technology, Daniel Castro outlines steps policymakers can take to increase access to non-cash payment options. Non-cash payments are the future, and while policymakers should address issues of equity, they should not hold back progress.