3 common sense apolitical changes America could make to increase happiness and efficiency not only in the US but globally:

1. Holidays
A. Move Thanksgiving to a Friday or make Black Friday a holiday. It's too disruptive to have Thanksgiving happen midweek.
B. For the same reason, make Christmas Day to New Years Day a week-long holiday.
C. Get rid of Columbus Day. Discovering America (the 2nd time) was badass but we have too many holidays in Q4 and we need to compensate for the holidays we're getting rid of.
D. Get rid of President's Day. Same thing.
E. Celebrate Halloween on the last Saturday in October so kids can trick-or-treat and do their homework.
F. Move MLK, Veteran's and July 4th (indepedence day) so they always fall on Mondays and so we have holidays throughout the year.
You get the idea.

Stop having disruptive holidays midweek, give us some rest at the end of the year, and spread those holidays out through the year.

2. Daylights Savings Time
We're going to stop doing this nonsense and have summer hours year round. Even in southern Texas, it's dark at 5 PM so you can't do anything after work. It's stupid and makes it hard to work internationally.

Speaking of which...
3. Metric system
It's time we drop the standard system. It's hard to work with, metric system is easier, and our systems make it super hard for foreigners to work with Americans because we have these crazy 1/16th of inch measurements. So much time is wasted on this globally.
For the last 70 years America has gotten used to the world conforming to our rules and peculiarities. That's changing, and we need to change with it.

These changes will be 1-3 years of headaches but are like 1 step back and 3 steps forward, not only for us but the world.


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