Daylight 'Saving' Time...
Having just wasted an hour running around the house and the office
switching a dozen clocks back to standard time, I can assure you there
are no savings in Daylight Saving Time (DST). Missed appointments
caused by the switch to DST are problematic and unproductive. The
touted energy savings are a joke. Official studies regularly contradict
each other. And any businessman that knew they would save energy
just by opening an hour earlier in the summer wouldn't need the
government's approval to do so. But the additional loss of life and limb
that occurs twice a year due to accidents caused by less sleep on the
Monday after a DST switch, and traveling home from work or school
after the sudden switch to earlier darkness makes the whole concept
The fixing of the measure of time, among other measures, is one area
the Federal government is responsible for handling according to the
Constitution: 'To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of
foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures;'.
So naturally, the government takes the dumbest, most expensive,
disruptive and stressful approach possible, and has us jumping
through time-adjustment hoops on a semi-annual basis. The obvious
solution is to follow most of Australia, South America, Africa and
southeast Asia and eliminate DST.
· Can you think of any reason to keep DST?