Customs: Let There Be Light

It has been a long time since the average American rose with the dawn and went to bed with the sun. It has even been quite a while since the average office opened at 8 a.m. Yet standard time, which is premised on such habits, has lingered on. Early-morning light is now a commodity traditionally considered precious only to farmers whose animals cry out for attention at dawn. The present-day American, becoming more urban every year, much prefers his extra hour of light to come at the other, after-work end of the day. So, at least,...

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