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Here's a strange thing about the U.S.: all our paper money (notes, bills) is the same color and size. Not very sensible, and I always admire the design--both aesthetic and practical--of other currencies. The size differences are a good idea, generally, but especially good for visually impaired people. For all our inventiveness, we Americans cling to outmoded practices in a way I don't understand: we refuse to accept the one-collar coin, for example. And then there's the Electoral College system, which is about as out of touch with 21st-century realities as you can get. But what will it take to get us to make changes, small or large?
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