The Journal of Labor Research claims to have a proof study that shows all us alcoholics are better off than anyone else…. That’s right drinkers are better off than non-drinkers.
“Social drinking builds social capital,” said Edward Stringham, an economics professor at San Jose State University and co-author of the study with fellow researcher Bethany Peters.
“Social drinkers are out networking, building relationships, and adding contacts to their BlackBerries that result in bigger paychecks.”
The problem with this study is that this hypothesis is as they admit based on “casual observation and examination of scholarly accounts”. Which means just by watching drunks at a bar and observing their paychecks they’ve made the claim that drinkers are richer than those poor bastards that don’t go out and can’t afford the $10 cocktail and hence don’t socialize in those liquor fuels settings… hmmm… quite observant guys!
Funny how this article does not point out that socializing in bars under the influence is a direct result of the chemical reactions to alcohol – its called intoxication.
Mindless fun if you want to read the whole story:
Alcohol use helps boost income: study