Daylight Savings is like the military-industrial complex. It was a useful idea once upon a time but it's hung on way past its welcome.
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@anthracite As far as I can tell, it never had any real justification. There was apparently a theory that it could improve productivity, but evidence has shown that it kinda doesn't.
...and yet Dubya saw fit to extend it -- so *someone* still thinks it's useful. Maybe it's become sort of a capitalist shibboleth/dogwhistle kind of thing?