Why didn’t the United States ever switch to the metric system?

The metric system!? Where do you think you are — some country that values logic? This is America, buddy. Home of hopelessly complex tax laws! Birthplace of the nonsensical Electoral College! For well over 200 years, thanks to tradition and good old-fashioned patriotic stubbornness, the U.S. has been doing things that make no sense.

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