• Jay Zagorsky

    Jay Zagorsky (GRS’87,’92), a Questrom School of Business senior lecturer in markets, public policy, and law, can be reached at zagorsky@bu.edu.  Profile

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There are 2 comments on POV: What All That Change Americans Leave Behind at Airport Security Checkpoints Tells Us

  1. I imagined the upshot was going to be the opposite: the more low-value coins that are left behind, the stronger the evidence that people (at least those people well-off enough to fly) see pennies and nickels as an annoyance that they’re happy to shed. Personally, whenever I get pennies in change, I leave them anywhere I can ASAP rather than letting my pockets fill up with near-useless dead weight.

    The trend wd then look lke a good argument for *discontinuing* small coins, not for continuing them.

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