Giving Compass' Take:

• Steve Calandrillo at The Conversation gives 5 reasons why, from sleep to crime, life would be better if it were always daylight savings time as he argues the back and forth of clock changing is unnecessary and not beneficial. 

• How can donors drive action to policymakers when it comes to changing our clocks? 

• Here's why more sleep could help kids do better in school and life.

In an effort to avoid the biannual clock switch in spring and fall, some well-intended critics of DST have made the mistake of suggesting that the abolition of DST – and a return to permanent standard time – would benefit society. In other words, the U.S. would never “spring forward” or “fall back.”

They are wrong. DST saves lives and energy and prevents crime. Not surprisingly, then, politicians in Washington, California and Florida are now proposing to move to DST year-round.

Congress should seize on this momentum to move the entire country to year-round DST. In other words, turn all clocks forward permanently. If it did so, I see five ways that Americans’ lives would immediately improve.

  1. Lives would be saved
  2. Crime would decrease
  3. Energy would be saved
  4. Avoiding clock switches improves sleep
  5. Recreation and commerce flourish in the sun

Read the full article about how life would be better if it were always daylight savings time by Steve Calandrillo at The Conversation