Daylight Savings Time

You know, daylight savings time is a classic example of an enlightenment era "improvement," the ill effects of which are incalculable. To say, "Oh, the workers will be so much happier and more productive if, in Summer, we make the sun go down an hour later than in Winter," without stopping for a second to consider the psychological consequences on physical beings who have evolved over billions of years of the same rhythm of sunrise & sunset… is… like genetic engineering, beautiful evidence of the stupidity of smartness. Now they have a diagnosis, "Seasonal Affective Disorder," and "they" assume it has solely to do with the shortening days, and attempt to treat it with banks of incandescent lights, instead of just simply opting to stop fucking with the clocks!

—Halliday Dresser