Episode

9/2 John Marciano: What Killed the Metric System?

September 2, 2014

John Marciano author of Whatever Happened to the Metric System?: How America Kept Its Feetexplains revolutionary history of the metric system, the metric system and the demands of global capitalism, how America is already a metric society, Sputnik and the push for an American metric system, the blowback against the conversion to the metric system in the 1970s, why labor and cultural leaders opposed the change, the vast historical roots of the metric system and the world would be different if we embraced the metric system.

On The Fun Half: New York City universal Pre K  launches, Eric Cantor goes to work for Wall Street, Fast Food workers set to strike again for living wages, could Tim Wu beat Kathy Hochul in the New York Lt.Governors race, singer CeeLo claims that its only rape if the victim remembers the assault and your calls and IMs.

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