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webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:
On 02/21/2013 12:11 PM, James Knott wrote:
webmaster-Kracked_P_P wrote:
The USA had a movement towards Metric, but it failed big-time.

It failed because Ronald Regan canceled Jimmy Carter's plans to move to it.

Economicsis the key. We do have most things in the grocery store listing both English and Metric measurements. That is for economics as well, since these items would not need different package designs for the regions of the world that speak English and use metric.

Economics had nothing to do with it. Reagan was a "stick in the mud" conservative who didn't want change. Economics would have meant moving to it, to keep up with the rest of the world. As a result, the U.S. is stuck with an obsolete system that uses arbitrary units. IIRC, there are only 3 countries in the world that don't use the metric system and 2 of them are 3rd world.

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