Bill Maurer

Tapping and swiping are becoming the norm. San Francisco and Berkeley have similar bans in place. But Bill Maurer, the dean of Social Sciences at UC Irvine, says we can’t forget about people who live in a predominantly cash society, like elderly folks. “Some people with disabilities have a hard time when they’re using a non-cash means of payment and particularly in our part of the world, recent immigrants or refugees – people who haven’t yet set up a bank account – often have a hard time with cashlessness,” says Maurer.

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