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Census Cash - an elegant means of payment for a more civilised age.

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth Punk, Aug 29, 2017.

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If there were only one of these two choices to pay for stuff, which would you prefer?

  1. Cash

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  2. Card

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  1. Martoto77

    Martoto77 Jedi Master star 4

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    It's online retailers and telecom providers that are considered some of the biggest tax dodging crooks in history. All they do is unashamedly refuse to pay.
     
  2. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I use the barter system.
     
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  3. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I use a card for more expensive stuff like the weekly grocery shopping but if it's local (newspapers, pub) or I'm wandering around in town I'll use cash. Like Juliet posted above, I try to minimize the risk of identity theft or card cloning.
     
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  4. Darth Downunder

    Darth Downunder Chosen One star 6

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    Amish?
     
  5. Blackhole E Snoke

    Blackhole E Snoke Jedi Knight star 4

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    +1
    It's the corporations and multimillionaires that attempt to evade tax, not my window cleaner. If I pay someone to do a small job for me, I don't want the government taking some of it.
     
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  6. Darth Downunder

    Darth Downunder Chosen One star 6

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    Sounds reasonable. Then again if everyone paid him/her that way your window cleaner may not pay any tax at all. Yet still get the use of the roads & parks & public schools that the rest of us do pay for.
    Abolishing cash would also be a major blow to drug dealers & organised crime.
    EFT is king!
     
  7. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I pay with my card because I always fumble with cash due to social anxiety and the general fear that people are angrily staring at me fumbling.
     
  8. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I hate carrying cash. I use my card when I can't have the card reader scan my watch. I pay for groceries using my watch all the time.
     
  9. Blackhole E Snoke

    Blackhole E Snoke Jedi Knight star 4

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    Of course they would still pay tax. Income tax isn't the only tax. Organised crime uses bitcoin not cash.
     
  10. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I've never heard of that. Sounds intriguing.
     
  11. Darth Downunder

    Darth Downunder Chosen One star 6

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    It's a tax that law-abiding citizens are required to pay. Your damned window cleaner is living it up at everyone's expense!
    Their dealers on the street aren't getting paid in bitcoin son.
     
  12. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    NFC, I imagine. I pay with the phone in some places.
     
  13. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    I'll have to look into that.
     
  14. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  15. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    If I had a job that paid barely more than minimum wage and absolutely no security in that position, I probably wouldn't choose to make some big heroic sacrifice on behalf of some guy changing his ticket randomly either. Welcome to your FREE MARKET.
     
  16. Blackhole E Snoke

    Blackhole E Snoke Jedi Knight star 4

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    That would only be the case if they were demanding to be paid in cash only, specifically to avoid tax.

    Organised crime has increased and become easier thanks to Bitcoin. The drug dealers would just use bitcoin too if you took away cash. Sure it would take away the ability for the poorest people to buy drugs, but then it would also take away their ability to buy anything at all.
     
  17. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Robots don't make money though since they're considered second class citizens. I don't believe you.
     
  18. Ezio Skywalker

    Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    Working in the hospitality/tourism industry (ie. high volume transactions), my experience has been the cards are far superior to cash. Even the trendy new phone-pay methods, while gimmicky and supposedly so neat, aren't nearly as routinely efficient has a good ol' plastic card.

    I myself jumped on the smartphone payment method for a bit, but the results are so inconsistent and sometimes slower than simply swiping a card.
     
  19. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Nov 28, 2000
    Render unto MasterCard that which is MasterCard's.


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
     
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  20. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    If I can't Venmo my waiter a tip, s/he doesn't deserve a tip. **** cash. Which is also what I tell the homeless people who come up to me. "Venmo?" I ask. They look back at me blankly. I shake my head sadly and walk away.

    Also, hard to launder

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  21. Cowgirl Jedi 1701

    Cowgirl Jedi 1701 Jedi Master star 4

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    Forced to choose only one, I would say cash in my hand, please. I guess I'm old fashioned that way.
     
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  22. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    Yes indeed, it's a sure sign of exquisite taste and a discerning intellect.
     
  23. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    i'd go so far as to say it rules everything around me. cream. get the money. dollar dollar bill y'all.
     
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  24. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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    Apr 17, 2006
    Maybe in the Berenstein universe, but not here fam.
     
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  25. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Why does it have to be one or the other? I use both, depending on the situation.... not a big deal.
     
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