Conference "Cash on Trial"
Over millennia, mankind has used hard cash in various forms ranging from shells to gold coins and paper. More recently, cash has become unpopular in political circles, as it effectively restricts states’ power to tax (explicitly or via negative interest rates) or to survey and potentially control their citizens. Several states have enacted restrictions to the use of hard cash. Above all, a strong new competitor to cash has arisen in the form of various electronic means of payment. Are we heading towards a society in which “coined freedom” (Dostojewski) will cease to exist?
|Event dates:||2015-11-04 – 2015-11-05|
|Organizer:||SUERF - The European Money and Finance Forum Liberales Institut / Institut Libéral, Geneva University of Zurich|
|Conference venue:||Zurich, University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71 and Miller's Studio, Seefeldstrasse 225|
|Classification:||E4 - Money and Interest Rates ; E5 - Monetary Policy, Central Banking and the Supply of Money and Credit|
|Event type:||Konferenzen, Tagungen; Conferences|