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large/central stations with a row of turnstiles in bus/train
1 or 2 of these turnstiles (may be the corner ones) should
be 'charity linked turnstiles' which if you pass using your
usual contactless card, an additional 5 pence/cents will be
deducted and this money to be used for
commuters can either choose to use such specially marked
(visually distinct) turnstiles everyday or once a while as per
wish. This is only for swiping-in...no change during swipe-
to promote this mechanism, 'system' picks a lucky
commuter and texts him this -- "as a token of appreciation
for supporting the charity, your trip from xxx to yyy on
dd/mm/yy is on us! "
and this user's contactless card is credited with the
relevant amount of this specific trip.
also this might avoid those volunteers standing with a small
bucket asking the commuters for 'spare change'...
thelifeyoucansave.org has about ten high impact charities
[beanangel, Oct 25 2017]
||Wonder how much money Clark Kent would have to pay to
turn into Superman?
||They would have to measure this, with the risk of having an expose written up at Freakonomics. Very approximately, research suggests that doing something like giving thumbs-up to charity posts feels like giving, and less actual action is taking, creating a net loss to do-gooderism.
||although thelifeyoucansave.org [link] says it is possible to save a human life, and prevent lots of malaria, for $60 it is possible, or even likely, that the turnstile nickels would go to a suite of less effective charities.
||They should do the research to find out if it actually reduces giving.
||I sense a croissant coming if there are two lanes though one labeled "high impact charity" and one labeled "local charity"