- rick chapman
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I think that like many industries trying to keep the status quo, MasterCard is trying to keep people using physical cards longer. I find that physical cards are limiting as they take up physical space; and like the many other cards which you have to carry, like it or not, this becomes very tiresome. I stopped carrying physical cards for many things with the advent of Apple's digital wallet and ApplePay. I am sure that many people enjoy the ease of use of ApplePay and the freedom from their wallets which take up space in their pockets. Yep. I will enjoy just taking my phone with me on trips. A wallet is just a little annoying.
The problem seen with most legislation to make globally fair trade is that industry is trying to undermine the fairness towards countries and populations; the TPP has shown this already, with statements therein to usher in loopholes against government legislation beneficial for environment or populations...allowing companies to sue countries for lost profits due to legislation, thus forcing the hands of government to hobble these laws. Not acceptable.