Philadelphia Passes Ban On Cashless Stores To Fight Income Discrimination
MARCH 7, 2019
Lawmakers in Philadelphia have passed a ban on cashless stores, making it the first major city in the U.S. The politician who introduced the bill, Philadelphia City Councilman William Greenlee, said he thinks the general move toward a cashless city is discriminatory toward lower income individuals and other marginalized populations. Now stores will be required “to do what businesses have been doing since Ben Franklin was walking the streets of Philadelphia,” he said.