- There's no evidence that DST saves any energy
- DST does not "create" more day light (sorry, science-illiterate folks!)
- DST only makes sense for businesses that keep the same hours (e.g., 9 to 5) regardless of the outdoor lighting; DST does not make sense for people who do not live by the clock or businesses that keep hours that best serve their customers.
- In other words, DST works for government bureaucracies -- not normal people. For a curious example, look how Russia decided to face facts and end-DST, leading Belarus (Russia's lapdog) to also change, just to make sure "friends" could keep the same
31 October 2011
Gratuitous government-induced confusion
Yes, I am talking about the annual "daylight saving time" ritual for confusing people by changing clocks in various places on various days (yesterday in NL; next weekend in MOST of the US).