posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 05:32 PM
Economies are often referred to as engines.
That would make the "major players" world economy a V-8 high performance engine.
It's a shame one of the cylinders is miss firing.
I think there would be tremendous advantages for everyone involved if the US adopted the metric system.
Sure there would be some grumbling and change, but then the benefits of solidarity at multiple levels both domestic and international would be
The engine would be fine tuned and overall performance would benefit
By the way many metric based countries still build homes using feet and inches and coexist with any metric based sub contractors.
I am reminded of the taoist saying "Invest in Loss"
The belief that if one dismisses their ego and pursuit of personal gain and convenience, allowing their decision mechanism to be guided by a
selflessness rather than just selfishness, then a polarization occurs and favor is returned at an exponential rate. Kind of like how an average
sized wave crashing at the beach is usually followed by one or two small waves then the conserved or lost energy is put into the back sweeping motion
of the surf allowing for the creation of the giant wave that can be caught by.. say.. the surf board.
Another way of seeing it is to think of a really crowded western saloon with swinging doors. Do you explode onto the scene, "Good day Boys!!",
pushing open the doors hitting into people and spilling all their drinks (and paying to replace them and pissing people off or do you approach the bar
doors, look in the bar from behind the doors, pull them back toward you, making a place for yourself and then slip in.
Invest in loss.
or a "money" friendly way of saying it
Spend some cultural capital to make your culture Capital.