Map of the day

From a Vox post arguing (quite correctly) that’s it is time (long past, in fact) for the US to get with the rest of the world and adopt the metric system.  I remember the abortive attempt in the 70’s when I was in elementary school.

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Islands in a Metric World, 1971. Since this map was made, the US hasn’t gotten any allies on its lonely island. From “A Metric America: A Decision Whose Time Has Come” by NBS, via USMA

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Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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