Authorised Happiness Vol. 2 by Jean Van Hamme
A single card to access all the details of a man's life - personal data, medical history, bank details - now that would make everything simpler, wouldn't it? But what if the card stops working - would the person still exist within society? And in a world where births are regulated, how can children born illegally survive in said society if it doesn't even recognise they exist and won't let them have access to anything?