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[–] DukeofAnarchy 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

I would reply, "That's the point!"

Cash allows people to ignore the state. This makes it harder for the government to impose its will against the will of the people. The right to bear arms and defend yourself against crime (rather than being totally dependent on the police) does the same thing. So does the ability to communicate privately. Everything that characterizes a free society empowers the people to defy the government. That's the point!

Governments in general will be as tyrannical as they can get away with. Government monitoring and control of all transactions in the economy (which is the goal of the cashless society) means absolute, grinding despotism.