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Jeff Jacoby

Leave the 'plastic' alone

(Christophe Vorlet for the boston globe)
By Jeff Jacoby
April 30, 2008

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THERE WAS a time not so long ago when merchants were never asked whether they took "plastic." That was because credit cards used to be made of metal. They also used to be much less common than they are now. As recently as 1970 only about 16 percent of US households used credit cards, and only about 800,000 retail establishments ... (Full article: 735 words)

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