Want to earn more? Go out to a bar and raise a pint!

Op-ed: Raise your glass to some good news on alcohol[*1] .

Holding everything else equal, we found that someone who drinks earns 10 percent more on average than someone who does not. We also found that men who reported going to a bar at least once in the last month earn an additional 7 percent. That’s 17 percent more money than people who don’t go out or drink.

There are some people, like my Snookums, who can easily slide into social interactions with strangers without requiring the “social lubricant” of alcohol. And then there are the rest of us.