[tz] United States Senate reintroduced Sunshine Protection Act, enabling Permanent DST

Garrett Wollman wollman at csail.mit.edu
Mon Nov 14 20:27:13 UTC 2022

<<On Sun, 13 Nov 2022 15:18:50 -0800, "Randal L. Schwartz via tz" <tz at iana.org> said:

> More directly, what advantage does "permanent DST" offer over simply
> getting up an hour earlier, getting off work an hour earlier, and
> enjoying more time in the evenings?

It's a collective-action problem.  Most of the benefits aren't
realized unless most people comply with the change, and changing
"legal time" is the simplest way to do that.  Doing so also helps with
contracts and outdoor signage, two things that are more difficult or
expensive to alter.


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