SO, Who Really Benefits When We ‘Spring Ahead’? Check this out!
Most of us ‘sprang forward’ yesterday. But…WHY? I had always heard it was because of agriculture, energy savings or keeping kids safe. Well….here is a theory….
Michael Downing from Tufts University and author of "Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time," asked the same question. He found some interesting answers.
He said that farmers and those interested in the safety of our kiddos have been opposed to this change. The kids are going to school when its darker, so, that does not make sense.
SO who does it help?
According to Downing…golfers! And from what he says golf is quite the economic engine. But that extra hour of day light in our afternoon also help business. It is brighter outside so people are more likely stop and shop on their home.
It is all about the Benjamins!