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"Commons" Is Against a Cashless Society

With the debate over the new transit fee-paying system in the Seattle area going on, many commoners are rightfully protesting the so-called ORCA card (issued by the transit authority) that invades the privacy of passengers and also happens to be a sleazy way of getting more money from riders rather than just honestly saying that the new system will be a monumental increase in fares. The card, if it is registered by name, and it pretty much is if it is an employer issued card, would let bureaucrats and employers know where you are going on transit and how you use the card, generally. You can still use cash on the new system, but there is a penalty if you do so.

This is all part of a plan by many politicians in America to bring about a cashless society, where every single transaction that the public makes is by name and put on some card where bureaucrats and police can track practically every thing we do, including everything we buy. It would be a giant leap to the late author George Orw…