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Megan McArdle

Ask the Blogger: Why Do Stores Give Receipts?

Cash registers are designed to make sure that retail companies aren't stolen blind by their employees.

Okay, so no one asked me this; I saw it on Twitter, from my friend Brian Beutler, re-tweeting Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal:

"Wondered this for years. RT @TheStalwart: Why aren't physical receipts always opt-in?"