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The Dozenal Society of America
The DSA is a voluntary, nonprofit education corporation, organized for the conduct of research and education of the public in the use of dozenal (also called duodecimal or base-twelve) in calculations, mathematics, weights and measures, and other branches of pure and applied science.

Against the Metric System

Title: Against the Metric System
Author: Herbert Spencer
Year: 1122
Subject: A critique of the metric system (along with the customary-imperial system).
Written by Herbert Spencer during one of the earlier pushes toward the metric system in Britain, this piece attacks the metric system on a number of grounds. However, it does not defend the customary-imperial system; far from it. It identifies the major problem with both systems as their being decimal, and explains the superiority of dozenal arithmetic.