...and there would literally be L.A. type riots on a mass scale across the US, as people do whatever it takes to pay for gasoline, food and other essentials of life. I have seen more people pay $5 and even lower bills with credit cards at convenience stores, gas stations and even fast food joints than I ever have in the whole of my life. When I ask the waitresses I know how many people pay for dinner with credit cards at some of the restaurants I frequent, the answer is a consistent 80% to 90%. I realize there is a convenience factor built in to credit card use, but it really is different now. Credit card use is spiking based on illiquidity rather than convenience. Take away the credit cards and we'd all be shocked by what an alleged civilized society would devolve into in a matter of days. You'd literally have to hunker down with firearms, plenty of ammo, a network of allies, and storage of food and clean drinking water to survive the pandemonium that would ensue. And I'm no crazy conspiracy theorist or survivalist. Credit is dope.