🤑 money where our mouths are
🤴 make cash KING!
I want to live in a small town but it also has to have a bookstore, a fancy coffee shop, at least three good restaurants, and an indie movie theater all within walking distance.
👀 Peep this: what if we legislated a consumer’s right to pay with cash?
Vass Bednar: Let cash be king again — Why businesses should be forced to accept paper money
financialpost.comVass Bednar: Let cash be king again — Why businesses should be forced to accept paper moneyThe general elimination of cash as a payment option creates problems for small businesses and consumers alike, writes Vass Bednar. Read more
Here are the legislative examples from jurisdictions in the US:
New York City - A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting food stores and retail establishments from refusing to accept payment in cash
Philadelphia - Regulation 8 - Cash payments in retail establishments
San Francisco - Acceptance of cash by brick-and-mortar businesses
New Jersey - An Act concerning payments by consumers
Massachusetts - Discrimination against cash buyers
Maryland - Cash transactions preservation act
Federal - Payment Choice Act
BTW, even Amazon Go brick-and-mortar stores accept cash now to avoid “discrimination and elitism.”
👻 Last week, I was a bit of a party pooper on that last minute Rogers-Shaw announcement.
.@VassB takes to @financialpost to deflate any excitement that might be building about #cdnpoli's industry minister dressing up like a champion of #cdnecon competition for Halloween:
financialpost.comVass Bednar: Why Champagne’s intervention in the Rogers-Shaw merger rings hollowChampagne’s move could be interpreted as bullying the Competition Commissioner into doing what Ottawa wants, writes Vass Bednar. Read on.
🌆 I also got to talk about regulatory lag and smart cities on TVO’s The Agenda with John Lorinc & Josh O’Kane.
What is a Smart City? What happened to Toronto's Sidewalk Labs project? Why did politicians fall in love with the notion of a Smart City? Answers to these questions and more #onpoli #topoli Why Pursuing Urban Utopias Isn't Smart | The Agenda youtu.be/KMnFnuSWBAM via @YouTube
youtu.beWhy Pursuing Urban Utopias Isn’t Smart | The AgendaIn 2017, the City of Toronto embarked on a project with a subsidiary of Google called Sidewalk Labs. The idea was to develop a parcel of Toronto’s industrial...
💬 And I’m delivering a short keynote on Thursday in Ottawa at the FWD50 conference.
Can society adapt at an Internet pace? @VassB—Exec Director of McMaster's MPP in Digital Society, and author of Regs to Riches—joins us this fall to talk about the intersection of policy and tech. next.fwd50.com/speaker/34/vas…