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Daylight Saving Time This Sunday. Cui Bono?

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By SisiBroad | March 13, 2016 9:35 am

The main profiteers of daylight saving time idea are businesses – extra daylight means extra time to spend money

Daylight saving time idea goes back to Benjamin Franklin time and it was originally rooted in saving candle wax, not electricity. Explanation. “Americans really do leave their homes when there is more sunlight at the end of the day,” said Michael Downing, a lecturer at Tufts University and the author of “Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time.”

Next in line gas stations they going to be happy to push to start daylight saving time earlier in the year. “Daylight saving increases gasoline consumption.” said Michael Downing, a lecturer at Tufts University and the author of “Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time.

The main profiteers of daylight saving time idea are businesses - extra daylight means extra time to spend money

The main profiteers of daylight saving time idea are businesses – extra daylight means extra time to spend money

In 2010, Jeff Miller, the group’s chairman at the time, said the industry had added an estimated $1 billion in annual sales since the organization lobbied to add a month to daylight saving in 1986.

The idea to move the clock back and forth was introduced by William Willett. His proposition it to the British Parliament in 1908 was failure. German Keizer found it cost savings, so it is become a law in 1915. Brits followed it 3 weeks later, and it was adapted by the United States in 1918.

There are a few myths related to daylight saving time that are not grounded in reality.

Since it actually disrupts farmers’ schedules, daylight saving time actually disrupts farmers’ schedules says David Prerau, the author of “Seize the Daylight.”

All over the US Parents have also complained about having their children walk to school in the dark.

Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York have warned it leads to an increase in traffic accidents.

And some anti­federalists are opposed to what they consider unnecessary government intervention.

Reducing energy consumption is still often cited as a chief driver of daylight saving time, but experts can’t agree on whether that is actually a result

Department of Energy report from 2008 says that in 2005 it saved about 0.5 percent in total electricity use per day. At the same time Matthew Kotchen of Yale found a 1% increase in electricity use after Indiana introduced daylight saving statewide in 2006.The edifice of this Daylight saving time idea was originally based on having “an 8 to 10­hour economy. But our economy is, but our economy is no longer based on sunrises and sunsets.

Several states, including California and Rhode Island, are considering abolishing the practice daylight saving time.

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