Cash as a Public Good – the Expert View
A couple of weeks ago, Cash Matters, the pro-cash movement of the International Currency Association (ICA), published the white paper ‘Virtually Irreplaceable – Cash as a Public Infrastructure’ by Dr Ursula Dalinghaus, making a case for how and why cash must be understood as a ‘public good’.
Dr Dalinghaus, Visiting Professor of Anthropology at Ripon College, is also an affiliated scholar at the Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion (IMTFI), University of California at Irvine, which has made itself a name as one of the leading institutes when it comes to the role of money in people’s daily lives and practices, and to the best way to go about financial inclusion.
The Director of the IMTFI is Professor Bill Maurer, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow of the Filene Research Institute, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. He will also be one of the keynote speakers at the ICA’s Global Currency Forum 2020 in Barcelona.
Currency News™ spoke to both to find out more about the work of the IMFTI and the new white paper.Cash As A Public Good
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