Daylight savings time was established to keep the war machine going. Remember the overhead windows in all the factories. After WWII, air conditioners were first installed in factories and other businesses and daylight savings remained to send people home earlier and swelter there instead of staying in a cooler place for another hour. You will notice that there started to be a difference between the starting times of Management and Labor (the managers came in later). Then came the energy crunch of the early seventies. Does anyone else remember the one year DST lasted all winter? It was during the Nixon administration. It SO didn’t work. Now we are in a technological age where a lot of equipment is computer controlled and the computers need to be kept on and cooled 24/7. Adding the human cost factor (lights and body heat compensation) is minimal now. I agree that DST should come to an end.