The original point of Daylight Savings Time was to save energy. Unfortuantely, it doesn't really work that way. People take the opportunity of an extra light hour to go out in the evenings, burning gas, requiring electricty for streetlights, and then coming home after dark. Meanwhile, those godawful
annoying morning people have to turn the lights on for an extra hour when they get up. Night people, meanwhile, are shambling around half-dead in the morning because they have enough problems being awake at 7, let alone what's really 6. And businesses still have to run their AC all the time!
Why go only so far as an hour? Let's go all the way with Daylight Savings Time, and turn the clocks ahead twelve hours.
Sure, it'd be a wrench to adjust. But think of the advantages:
* Offices and shops, many of which keep their indoor lights on all the time anyway, save money on AC, because it's cooler outside while most people are working.
* Homes save money on AC, because people are home during the hottest hours and can safely leave windows open and run fans instead.
* Morning and evening commutes still happen in the light, but sunset _and sunrise_ now both occur while the majority of people are awake, providing an enriching scenic experience! Office workers can take a "sunrise break" late in their shift, and go outside to watch it while their coffee brews.
* People who like outdoor activities have all the sunlight they could want, if they're willing to mess with their sleep shcedule a little, instead of having to spend the daylight hours at work.
* Similarly, sports events no longer need giant arc lamps to be held when most people can attend.
* Make the change early enough, or leave it late enough, and kids can do practical astronomy at school! (Assuming appropriate light pollution laws are passed and enforced, with shotguns if necessary.)
* Businesses that employ 'night people' benefit, because their workers are now at work during their most energetic and creative time, instead of in bed. Night people benefit because they don't have to go to bed during their most energetic time in order to be semifunctional at work the next morning.
And last but not least:
THOSE GODDAMN "MORNING PEOPLE" WOULD FINALLY KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE.
Not that I'm bitter.