NY Times http://nyti.ms/1yosFSU
By Roger Cohen
The various excerpts that follow contain research findings that inform the issues discussed occasionally among a small group of humanists in the Bay Area. We are interested in how man-made places reveal the ways that varying values and norms stemming from changing environmental conditions interact with ( i.e., shape or are shaped by) our genetic heritage.
September 17, 2014
Why Germans Pay Cash for Almost Everything
Matt Phillips, Quartz
The Associated Press
As banks, technology giants and would-be disruptors such as Square scrummage over the payment system of the future, German consumers seem perfectly happy with the payment system of the past. Germany remains one of the most cash-intensive advanced economies on earth.