Saturday, November 2, 2013

Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday: Let's End It Forever

Time to Retire Daylight Savings
I hate Daylight Savings Time. It's an asinine scheme with nonexistent benefits.  Enough already.  The idea of simplifying the continental US to two time zones is intriguing as well, though I'm not sure how well it would work in practice.

Jesus, why is it so damn hard to get rid of crap policy?
"It would seem to be more efficient to do away with the practice altogether. The actual energy savings are minimal, if they exist at all. Frequent and uncoordinated time changes cause confusion, undermining economic efficiency. There's evidence that regularly changing sleep cycles, associated with daylight saving, lowers productivity and increases heart attacks. Being out of sync with European time changes was projected to cost the airline industry $147 million a year in travel disruptions. But I propose we not only end Daylight Saving, but also take it one step further. "
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