Daylight Saving Time Begins, But Should It?
None of the conventional wisdom on the origins of Daylight Saving Time hold true anymore. It was never started to benefit either farmers or the train schedule. We lose sleep. And there are no energy savings. All we get are annoying reminders from some guy named Brodie on the radio (that would be me) about how it's time to set your clocks back. We just go along with it, despite not knowing why we should. It's just a thing we accept as a given. But everyone from National Geographic to Last Week Tonight with John Oliver to even Buzzfeed have debated the merits of Daylight Saving Time.
As far as I'm concerned, I'm squarely Team Get Rid Of It. At best it's a minor annoyance that we don't really need in our lives. And that is the best case scenario. It's dangerous, bad for our health, and wastes more money than it saves. It's just another thing of a bygone era that we cling to for the sake of clinging to. I'm going to side with Neil de Grasse Tyson in that we've outlived the usefulness of Daylight Saving Time.
We got rid of the Dumont Network, Dirigibles and Colin Quinn at the Weekend Update Desk, we can get rid of Daylight Saving Time.