Time to Move On? The Case Against Daylight Saving Time

Great post breaking down the nonsense known as Daylight Savings Time and why it is futile, silly and not helpful.

daylight-savings-time-is-it-necessary_73011_600x450The latest Rasmussen Report from March 2013 found that only 37 percent of Americans surveyed thought daylight saving time (DST) is “worth the hassle,” while 45 percent said it was not.

Tufts University professor Michael Downing, author of Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time, said such opposition has been around for a century.

“The whole proposition that you can gain or lose an hour is at best theoretical,” he said. “So I think from the start people had no clear idea what we were doing or why we were doing it. It just generates confusion, and confusion generates bad will.”

Beyond simple confusion and inconvenience, opponents make many cases against continuing to observe daylight saving time.

Time to Move On? The Case Against Daylight Saving Time.