Why Are We Still Using Cash?

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Season 6, Episode 28

This week on Freakonomics Radio: cash facilitates crime, bribery and tax evasion – and yet some governments (including ours) are printing more cash than ever. Other countries, meanwhile, are ditching cash entirely.

Plus: why thinking of Bitcoin as just a digital currency is like thinking about the Internet as just email.

To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “Why Are We Still Using Cash?” and “Why Everybody Who Doesn’t Hate Bitcoin Loves It.”

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