The Cashless Society: A Live Episode

March 13, 2018

“It's here. Cashless society is here.” Ravi Shankar Chaturvedi, Fletcher School Institute for Business

Imagine using your phone to give a subway busker a couple bucks. Or, walking into a store knowing you won’t have to wait in line to check-out. Imagine a world beyond cash. In some Scandinavian countries, this is already a reality—roughly 90-percent of all financial transactions are on debit cards. In this episode, taped in front of a live audience in Manhattan, an economist, a humanitarian and a businessman will discuss how cash is being replaced around the world with electronic payments. You’ll hear a lively conversation, moderated by Ashley C. Ford, between representatives from The Fletcher School at Tufts, The International Rescue Committee, and Lyft about what going cashless looks like worldwide, and what the United States can learn from other countries about getting it right.