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A Receipt

Why do you get a receipt when you go to the supermarket? Why does your credit-card company send you a monthly statement?

Imagine when you were rung up at the supermarket, the cashier simply declared the final total that you were owed. Imagine you were expected to just pay the total and walk out, without a receipt. You might trust your neighborhood grocer, but do you trust them enough to participate in a transaction like that? Continue reading