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May 30, 2014 AT 9:51 am

It’s time for the US to use the metric system

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It’s time for the US to use the metric system @ Vox.

The metric system is far superior to the bizarre system of feet, miles, pounds, and gallons used in the United States. The whole rest of the world seems to get this. So why aren’t we doing it, too?

The United States actually tried to once before. In the 1970s, there was a big push to switch to metric. But it fizzled out because the legislation wasn’t strong enough. And that failed legislation created a slew of naysayers who think that switching to metric is simply impossible.

But that’s not true. The reasons to go metric are stronger than ever, and it’s time to revive the effort. In our increasingly global economy, America’s bizarre measurement system puts the country at a disadvantage. Popular opinion on the matter seems to be quite positive, and there are some hints of change on the horizon.

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1 Comment

  1. Or use a crazy hybrid system like we do in the Uk where market traders are force to use Kg to weigh their fruit but the state is happy to use Miles on all of their signposts.

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