Why Americans Won’t Give an Inch on Metric


Why Americans Won’t Give an Inch on Metric

Harry Enten contemplates ideas


Look closely at almost anything and you’ll find data—lots of it. But when you push past the calculations, what are all those numbers really saying about who we are and what we believe? CNN’s Harry Enten is on a mission to find out. This season on Margins of Error, Harry teases out big ideas like what accents say about where we live, how much money it takes to be happy, and whether the U.S. should finally switch to the metric system.

Harry goes the extra “yard” to find out why the United States is one of the few countries that hasn’t gone metric. Americans seem more than content in a hybrid world of liters AND gallons. Why can’t we choose one form of measurement? It turns out there’s a lot of national pride and history wrapped up in our inches and pounds — not to mention money and politics.



Listen now: https://www.cnn.com/audio/podcasts/margins-of-error/episodes/10ccb8f3-792b-497a-a96d-aea900e14646

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