Post by Phil Wheeler Post by Protagonist
In Europe 0C freeze, 100C boils your balls, simple is that.
Don't have to use fractions!
Try your "facts" on Mt. Blanc or the Matterhorn. Report back only when
you have definitive results.
Hole world is metric now days, Yankee boy, if you want to do business
with them efficiently, convert.
Your drill charts and tools don't work in Europe.
..and don't try to force the English way, to drive on the left side of
Why use the metric system?
By encouraging use of the metric system in U.S. trade and commerce, the
Federal Government is helping U.S. industry gain advantages that will
benefit the entire Nation. Exports have been responsible for most of our
domestic economic growth in recent years. Exports are important for U.S.
workers because each $1 billion in merchandise exports supports almost
20,000 jobs, over seventy million Americans work in export-related jobs,
and export-related jobs have higher than average pay. U.S. exports must
compete in foreign markets where quality, cost effectiveness, and
reliability are defined by international standards, including the metric
system—which is the international standard for measurement. By
converting to use of the metric system in trade and commerce, U.S.
industry can make its products more acceptable to foreign customers. Our
metric products will sell more easily in export markets, and that will
lead to greater economic growth and more jobs in the United States.
What are the advantages of metric use for U.S. industry?
U.S. industry will gain increased access to growing world markets and a
resulting increased ability to export, and it will benefit from improved
efficiency and greater competitiveness, by using the metric system.
Improvements in efficiency and competitiveness can result from the use
of the same product standards for both domestic and foreign markets, the
standardization of parts and part sizes, the ability to maintain smaller
inventories, and the inherent simplicity of the metric system. These
advantages will help U.S. industry to gain an even larger share of world
markets and create even more new high-quality jobs.
What are the national benefits of metric use?
The entire Nation will benefit from the metric-driven economic expansion
of U.S. industry, as well as from the creation of new jobs. In addition,
the Nation will benefit from eliminating inefficiency in business and
daily life that is caused by use of two different systems of measurement
units. By adopting the metric system as the preferred system, education
and training can be improved, especially mathematics and science
education. This is one of the President's goals.