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The Metric System and Decimal Coinage

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NOTWITHSTANDING the growing demand in this country for our adoption of the metric system of weights and measures and a decimal system of coinage, the Committee on Commercial and Industrial Policy after the War has reported against the early introduction of both these overdue reforms. It is proposed in the following commentary upon the Committee's recently issued report (Cd. 9035, chaps, x. and xi.) to show that the arguments upon which these decisions are based are open to considerable criticism. For ease in reference these comments generally follow the sequence of the report.

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