[LINK] I'm going to throw something out there...
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Wed Feb 18 10:54:35 EST 2004
At 10:48 PM 17/02/04 +1100, Deus Ex Machina wrote:
> > citizens to operate a bank account. In these circumstances, banking
> > becomes a part of the 'social infrastructure' of our society, thus
> > needing 'community service obligations' at the minimal level.
>er. what percentage of the community is on welfare? should the
>banks bankroll (pardon the pun) those not on welfare?
I think this is starting to look like a Link topic again: requirements not
only for a bank account, but an electronic deposit strategy for
banking. I've had contracts where I've been required to have a direct
deposit because the client didn't issue cheques at all. So it's not just
employees who get to play this game, but also us 'piece workers'. ;-)
Digital by stealth is a common direction of many government services. It's
important to always point out that not everyone can afford a computer
connection, can get to a library, or have access to adequate phone service.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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