I finally have a solution for the number one problem affecting the
USA. That of course is the continued lack of adoption of the metric
system, with a small side order of "use 24 hour clocks".
The solution is mandatory service in the military or NASA as picked by
the people affected. Both organisations use metric and 24 hour
clocks, so the blight of imperial units can finally be wiped out (and
I no longer have to ask "which 8 o'clock did you mean?").
There are other benefits. It will help alleviate the high new-
graduate unemployment rate, help more people understand the budget
spending (~20% goes on military, ~0.5% on NASA), get more youth to
vote since they will be affected by politics, wars, science etc and
finally help with education since kids will know they need to prepare
for their choice. A flawless plan!