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NO to Year-Round Daylight Savings Time. YES to moving the time zones west

Sunday, November 14th, 2010 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Time zones were established when people went to bed at 8:00, before anyone had eletricity. We need to move them all west at least 500 miles. Moving to year-round daylight savings time is not the answer. That doesn’t increase our daylight in the summer, when the sun rises an hour or two before we do, and sets long before we are ready to turn in. Added evening daylight, which reconfigured time zones will provide, will boost tourism, keeping downtowns buzzing while boosting retail sales, just like in Europe, where it’s light until 9:00 all summer.

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