Could using less cash drive down crime?

Could using less cash drive down crime?

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    Could using less cash drive down crime?

    An interesting article I read today:

    http://www.slate.com/id/2280248/


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    It would also make it much easier fro the government to claim their rightful share of your money.

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    The reference to individual armed robbers as a "petty thief" tells me a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlr1m View Post
    It would also make it much easier fro the government to claim their rightful share of your money.

    Michael
    My first thought.

    I'm not saying I agree with it the idea, but it's an interesting premise.

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    Dave Ramsey wouldn't appreciate this thread one bit! LOL

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    No it won't reduce crime at all. However, it could change the nature of crime. Why stick up someone for an armed robbery, when you could just be stealing their PIN/banking numbers electronically(various methods)?
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    Muggers rob the poor because they might have cash on them. No, I really doubt it would decrease crime.

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    I can buy gasoline cheaper with cash than I can with credit. I've always liked cash. I'm armed. Crime will continue. I'll do my part for the environment, but crime is not under my control. Using less cash is no answer to thwarting crime. A thug on the street for your wallet, and you can count two of them getting into your account online and making it where you'll have no cash available. Cash is still the best thing in my part of the world, and I like it. When it comes down to the low end....money still talks. If the system goes down, cash will still be good (for a while). Don't get into thinking credit or debit is the best thing, otherwise you're feeding the hi-tech criminal. By the way.....some of those criminals you fear would be your credit card companies.........they're just robbing you legally at every turn. Somebody robbing you for your cash in a parking lot could be easily taken care of with no annual percentage rate. Cash is good (for now).

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    2 sisters recently released from prison to do the kidney transplant, were both in there for "Life" ... in a robbery where they got 11 dollars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skorittnig View Post
    Dave Ramsey wouldn't appreciate this thread one bit! LOL
    I thought the same thing! Dave rocks.
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    This just further limits the things you can have which are outside direct gov control; it won't reduce crime.
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    AZ and AK have a clue how to reduce crime.
    DC is dead wrong and it shows.
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