Economy Jan 12

As payment forms evolve, so do ATMs

Between credit cards, debit cards, Apple Pay and Venmo, the need for cash is on the decline -- and so is the ATM. And yet North American and European banks aren’t necessarily decreasing ATM production or removing the machines. Some…

Economy Jul 07

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Send Robert Frank Your Questions

Whether it’s tackling why brides buy outfits and grooms rent to explaining why drive-up ATMs have Braille dots and freezers don’t have lights, Robert Frank has been guest blogging fascinating…

Economy Jun 30

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Why Do Drive-Up ATM Machines Have Braille Dots?

Robert Frank: As promised yesterday, today’s economic naturalist question is one of my two all-time favorites from among the many thousands submitted over the years by former students. “Why,” Bill Tjoa wanted to know, “do the keypad…

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