DEATH TO DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

In this morning’s American Spectator, I advocate deep-sixing one of the dumbest ideas ever.

This morning you were required to get out of bed an hour earlier than you rose last Monday. If you are like most people, you did so in the same spirit of resignation with which you endure winter rain, believing that there are benefits to be gained from Daylight Saving Time that outweigh its discomfort and inconvenience. This belief, however, has no basis in reality.

DST is bad for your health and actually increases energy consumption:

It causes dramatic spikes in expensive health problems like heart attacks, traffic accidents, and workplace injuries. In addition, it forces us to consume more energy, which is not getting any cheaper under the Obama energy policies.

To read the rest of the column, click here.

Comments 1

  1. Paul Hsieh wrote:

    This is the perfect time to repost this classic video. (The best snarky takedown of DST):

    Posted 12 Mar 2013 at 1:52 pm

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