Government does a lot of stupid shit by getting involved in things they have no business getting involved in. The time of day is one of them.
In a perfect example of how people unaccountable for their actions fail to see the unintended consequences of their dumb laws, here are just some of the reasons DST is a dumb idea:
The Risk of Heart Attacks increases by 24%
There is a 5.4 to 7.6 % incerease in deadly car crashes
There is a 6% increase in workplace injuries
Legal sentences are longer, sleep-deprived judges tend to be harsher on their defendants. Sentences are a very slight 5 percent longer when handed down on the day after DST.
More miscarriages for women doing IVF. In the weeks following the shift to DST, more women undergoing in vitro fertilization have miscarriages; researchers think the effect of disrupting circadian rhythms does change fertility a bit.
Can we just end this outdated practice already?