In a cafe, you really can see one of the compelling cases for cashlessness," says [Dean of UCI Social Sciences] Bill Maurer, director of IMTFI..."It moves people through the line quickly, and if that's what your business is about--getting people's order and getting them served, moving them down the line to get to the next customer to increase your quota and your volume--then cashlessness is appealing" ... "Some states are worried about [going cashless] because you start to set up the conditions for discrimination against people based on income, based on whether or not they have a bank account," says Maurer.

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