Paper Money Diehards Refuse to Fold

From a Wall Street Journal story by James Hookway and Joe Pinsker headlined “Paper Money Diehards Refuse to Fold”:

There’s another revolt brewing in the English heartlands.

“Let’s boycott the shops that won’t take cash—where are they?” Debbie Hicks yelled into a microphone in the town square. A few in the 200-strong crowd murmured some names—a coffee shop, a bakery.

“OK, we can do this,” Hicks said. “It’s not too late!”

Some 200 years after textile workers smashed newfangled looms here during the first stirrings of the industrial revolution, other rebels are worried about a newer technology: tap-and-go bank cards and smartphone payment apps.