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Forget Piketty; The Real Problem In The US Is Inebriation Inequality

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While income inequality maybe the hot topic du jour, the following chart suggests America has another - even bigger - problem - Inebriation Inequality. Perhaps stunning to many, the top 10% of US adults consume - on average - 10 drinks per day!!!



h/t @_cingraham


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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:07 | 5084495 fonzannoon
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Please excuse me, as I have been drinking, but what qualifies as the "top 10%"?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:09 | 5084509 theonewhowaskazu
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The top 10% of people that have drunk the most.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:20 | 5084553 BobPaulson
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Probably exaggerated if they count an American beer as one drink.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:31 | 5084591 MrTouchdown
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Any more, the gubment considers thinking about having a drink, or being within 20' of a listerine bottle as having a drink. So, you're probably an alcoholic.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:43 | 5084641 DoChenRollingBearing
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Alcoholism is a huge problem in the USA.  Latest figure I saw is that about 12% are alcoholic, whether active or not.

Just counting direct costs for the moment, let's say that an alcoholic giving it all up saves an average of $8.00 per day (bare minimum average) adds up to over $2500 per year.  That's out-of-pocket costs only.  That does not count the other costs of alcohol addiction...

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:46 | 5084655 CrazyCooter
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Bennie/Old Yellin is gonna dry me out!

<shakes fist>



Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:10 | 5085059 wee-weed up
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I'll drink to that!


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:19 | 5085093 bonin006
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Here's a song to go with it:

(Allen Sherman - The Drinking Man's Diet)

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:59 | 5085525 S.M.T.U.Q.I.
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Obozo acts like always drunk

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 06:45 | 5086231 Headbanger
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One drink is defined as 0.6 oz of pure (200 proof) alcohol which is


  • 12 oz. of beer or wine cooler
  • 8-9 oz. of malt liquor
  • 5 oz. of table wine
  • 3-4 oz. of fortified wine (sherry or port)
  • 2-3 oz. of liqueur, cordial or apertif
  • 1.5 oz. of brandy
  • 1.5 oz. of spirits (whiskey, gin, vodka, etc.)


So 10 drinks per day is 6 oz of pure alcohol or just two 8 oz martinis of 80 proof booze!

Which is easy to do for "professional drinkers" of the top 10%

They're NOT drinking beer cause they would blow up like blimps in no time and wine hangovers are some of the worst.


FYI  Blood Alcohol Content chart:


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:11 | 5086630 wallstreetapost...
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Nope..... I just drink 10 martinis a day... 

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 02:55 | 5086014 A Nanny Moose
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I'm just here for the free beer.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:51 | 5084676 NoDebt
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Yeah, but they die early so they don't cost us as much in SS and Medicare.

Hold on a minute. I gotta put out my cigarette.  Take a nice sip from my drink.... ah, there we go.

You should thank people like me.  I pay big taxes on those products and I won't live long enough to draw down on my "entitlements".  

It's for the children, of course.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:05 | 5085540 TheReplacement
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That is just so patriotic of you.  I resemble that remark.


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:55 | 5084685 Harbanger
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Costs?  What about the cost impact of alcoholism on Obamacare.  We must declare War on Alcoholism.  The progressives can stay true to form and bring back Prohibition or at least tax the crap out of it to offset healthcare costs and nudge you into proper behavior.  For the chilfren.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:00 | 5084710 fonzannoon
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I figure alcohol is keeping obamacare down. Self medication from 7/11 has got to be cheaper than whatever the doc is going to prescribe, no?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:11 | 5085063 Thirtyseven
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Probably better for your health too.  Who the hell wants to put pharmaceuticals into their body these days?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:06 | 5085546 TheReplacement
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I am with you and have engaged in battle with the beer in my fridge.  So far they are going down easy.  This may be a long hard war but I'm in it to the end.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 02:30 | 5085987 Implied Violins
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I always win the fridge battle. It's the toilet battle I always lose...might as well just pour the fucking things straight in.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:29 | 5085772 AGuy
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"the cost impact of alcoholism on Obamacare. We must declare War on Alcoholism"


Nah, They want the drunks and the druggies to keep the public dumbed down. However there is an hot war against intelligence, critical thinking and hard work.


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 04:13 | 5086081 Tall Tom
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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:28 | 5084753 DoChenRollingBearing
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[Should have mentioned that I really intended to mostly address my situation only]

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:32 | 5085156 Realname
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Thats why I make my own! Bubble bubble bubble says the airlock.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:01 | 5085528 BeerMe
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Reminding me that my fermenter is empty.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:39 | 5085196 willwork4food
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Good point, but that depends on what you drink. I could drink rot gut nat light et.el,by the case and save that much. Thankfully, the Gods have graced me with a finer taste in my beer consumption...which does cost more. Hey, you pay for quality. I quit for 20 years and ate a lot more and, well got a few more "prescription" drugs a lot more. Considering a Big Mac costs a fiver, you do the math.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 03:38 | 5086070 Contingent Claim
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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:45 | 5084648 CrazyCooter
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Well, if this correlates at all with actually seeing the shit storm that is coming (i.e. educated or possessing gumption and thus better economic opportunities), it isn't surprising.

And to boot, I am getting close to the point where decent beer is going to just cost too much and I am considering giving up what is essentially the only vice I have left. I refuse to drink shit beer and inflation is really starting to bite ... damn near 20 bucks for a decent 12 pack up here!



Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:58 | 5084702 scrappy
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18 Packs of Molson Ice are 18 bucks around here, buck a beer and high Alcohol %!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:09 | 5085552 TheReplacement
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Brew your own brandy wine (it is a style of beer) and you can get 10%+ for less than a buck a bottle.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:03 | 5084732 Stuck on Zero
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What percentage of that top 10% of drinkers holds a steady job?


Wed, 08/13/2014 - 04:14 | 5086094 Tall Tom
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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:31 | 5084593 NoDebt
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I gave up on beer a long time ago.  Vodka on the rocks is my current theme.  I only have one every night.  In a 16 oz. tallboy.  Purely for medicinal purposes, of course.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:16 | 5084796 Hulk
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The tallboy do save on the back and forth !!!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:25 | 5084838 Wait What
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"clear alcohols are for rich women on diets"

-Ron Swanson

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:42 | 5084903 NoDebt
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I'm part Russian.  

In the same way that Elizabeth Warren is part Native-American (Or Obama is a natural-born American).  Because it suits my needs at the moment.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:59 | 5084992 SmackDaddy
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always wanted to know who was buying all that kamchatka (best selling liquor in ohio).  i figured it was kids and broke-ass alcoholics with no taste.  i guess that's still not as dumb as buying "premium" vodka (oxymoron).  but for chrissakes man, get yourself a decent whiskey.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:23 | 5085602 TheReplacement
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You need to shoot for Professional Russian.  Don't try this at home.


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:58 | 5084999 Postal
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I knew I liked you. Cheers, Mate!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:34 | 5085170 Realname
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If you ever have the opportunity to try this pick a bottle up. Ive had several vodkas in my life and I have to say this is the best.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:52 | 5085503 Sedaeng
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Titos Vodka made in Austin Texas. The smoothest you'll ever taste!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:25 | 5084570 jarana
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I pity the other 90%. They KNOW that things won't get better at 20:00.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:44 | 5085214 willwork4food
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LOL. On the other hand the KNOW they won't feel like shit at 0600-1200.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:10 | 5084516 Let them eat iPads
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Mostly comedians.

What, too soon?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:11 | 5084523 nmewn
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Not looting the liquor?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:21 | 5084557 Inbetween is pain
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Exactly, extremely stupid chart and article.  Who the fuck wrote this?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:04 | 5084735 barre-de-rire
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top 10% are those who remain standing when drunk.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:08 | 5084506 toady
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Drink up!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:09 | 5084508 Bankster Kibble
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Well, THAT explains our foreign policy.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:11 | 5084522 astoriajoe
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as long as its organic, its fine.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:00 | 5085006 Postal
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I didn't think it was possible for even good alcohol to explan our bad foreign policy.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:11 | 5084518 Wilcox1
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Well, that explains the absence of managerial attention but where did the fun go

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:12 | 5084527 Wahine
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How does this compare to Russia?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:34 | 5084601 Harbanger
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It is soviet tradition to consume Vodka in a troika. Made sense as a bottle cost three rubles or one ruble per person.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:34 | 5084857 are we there yet
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I have traveled over Russia and the Ukraine. Virtually everywhere there is a small 'kiosk' one person vending stand in walking distance of anyone that sells vodka or other cheap spirits. It is easier to find Russian Vodka, cigaretes, or chocolate than milk or eggs.  Strangely there are no open container laws in the Ukraine and many young men may walk or stand around in public in Kyiv with a bottle of bear.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:16 | 5085581 Intoxicologist
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People where I live hand me beer out their car windows when I'm out walking my dogs. Mostly neighbors, but one guy was from the Dept. of Agriculture out checking moth traps - Leinie's too, not cheap tourist beer. :-)

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:14 | 5084532 Dazman
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I drank 14 beers the other day (2 at a bar and then a 12 pack at home).

Was awesome but no way could I do that every day. Every second day maybe!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:15 | 5084786 Cognitive Dissonance
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A hard charging alcoholic never really sobers up between drinking sessions.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:52 | 5085259 Dazman
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I just picked up a 6 pack and I'm on the first one. An na, I not joking. I just laugh at people that say I have a drinking problem. It's not a problem... I like it!!!

(of course I am jesting and excess drinking is a serious problem for those out of control. Have seen it with my own eyes. Quite sad. Not joking about the 14 beers and the 6 pack I just started though)

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:14 | 5084533 Sick
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POTUS swallows special sauce

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:18 | 5084544 Argos
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I'm glad I'm keeping up with the best of the best!  I'll drink to that tonight.


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:22 | 5084556 luckystars
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I have this sudden feeling to have a drink.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:22 | 5084560 NOTaREALmerican
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No,  that number is wrong because it includes the Kock/Koch/Coke(?) brothers wine investments.  

You know how many glass of wine there are in a million dollar bottle of fake bore-dough?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:38 | 5084619 booboo
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Yes, it's the Koch Brothers, and BUUUUUSH and Cheeeeeeeney and The Tea Party and my mom and dads fault I am living in my dads garage shitting my Spiderman Underroos wishing I could afford to drink and have sum puuuuusssy whaaaaaaaaaa!

I guess the teen bopper bots get queued up on "Top Ten Percent" and automatically belch out something something blah, blah, "Koch Brothers"

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:22 | 5084562 youngman
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Being German and Irish...I can see the truth in fact I am just now getting ready to go down to the

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:22 | 5084565 astoriajoe
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Long 3-d liver printing.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:35 | 5085448 Mentaliusanything
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The Liver is EVIL and it must be punished !!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:24 | 5084569 Fuku Ben
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My liver has nominated me for the humanitarian Nobel Peace Prize ever since I stopped doing customer sales meetings at sake bars

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:25 | 5084571 Jendrzejczyk
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I suck!. Been practicing daily for decades and only make it to 7.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:29 | 5084584 Bluntly Put
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From that chart it looks to me like only about 1/2 of Americans can afford to drink.


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:32 | 5084595 Yen Cross
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    I consume about (2) gallons of tap water per day... Trying to rehydrate all the lost fluids from the "vampire Mosquitoes" that drain me every night...


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:31 | 5084597 enforcer92677
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I'll drink to that! >hic<

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:38 | 5084620 I am a Man I am...
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edit, dumb comment

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:38 | 5084621 Boozer
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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:39 | 5084623 alfred b.
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       Really?!??    let me see:   1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 5.....ah, I'll just send in the results tomorrow...ok?


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:41 | 5084633 booboo
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Proffesional drinkers are the ones that can say "enough"

The novices are still deeply involved in R&D.

Research and Destruction, when one is too many and twenty ain't enough.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:11 | 5084766 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 1 for R&D comment, truth there.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:47 | 5084662 11b40
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Too much is never enough.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:50 | 5084671 sschu
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Having spent a fair amount of time with men in recovery this is not really a joking matter.  When you cry with the 45 year old man who has destroyed his body, cannot walk and has limited use of his hands due to excessive alcohol use then it gets very real.

The 10-12% number may be correct, unfortunately the cost to society far exceeds this amount.  Even more destructive is the generational sin that often results.  


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:58 | 5084693 J Pancreas
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Im an alcoholic. Sober for five years by the grace of God. Simply awful for the last year i was drinking. I feel bad and have great respect for anyone battling an addiction.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:11 | 5084771 DoChenRollingBearing
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I am following along your path.  Almost two by the grace of God.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:19 | 5084807 J Pancreas
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Thats wonderful! One day at a time, Bearing. I dont know how I'd be able to process what i read on ZH daily if i was still slamming vodka and gin everyday. Best of luck, friend.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:26 | 5085120 DoChenRollingBearing
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Thank you, brother.

"Now we can choose the sort of thoughts that we entertain.  It will be a little difficult to break a bad habit of thought, but it can be done.  We can choose how we will think--in point of fact, we always do choose--and therefore our lives are just the result of the kind of thoughts we have chosen to hold; and therefore they are of our own ordering; and therefore there is perfect justice in the universe.  No suffering for another man's original sin, but the reaping of a harvest that we ourselves have sown.  We have free will, but our free will lies in our choice of thought."

-- Emmet Fox, 1932

* * *

Easy for me to type, much harder for me to put into practice.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:01 | 5085708 willwork4food
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Love you guys, but after 20 years off, got cancer & surgury I figured life is too short. I am very careful not to drive or get upset although ZH helps get me there. I know.. the not yet..but it's not yet. Yet.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:11 | 5084769 Cognitive Dissonance
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Which pretty much confirms the belief that 10% of the population are alcoholics.

<Spoken with some conviction by a recovering>

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:11 | 5085061 SmackDaddy
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keep fighting the good fight.  my problem wasnt drinking everyday, so much as my tendency to go waaaaay too far every once in a while.  someone like me could be a good person for years and years and then fuck it all up in one night.  just got too risky for me....

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:18 | 5084804 are we there yet
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I have had many trips to Russia and the Ukraine. Alcoholism there has the same bad outcome to health and family happiness. Averaging 10 drinks a day is deeply alcoholic. Early death, divorce, business failure, not necessairely in that order. Free will is a bitch for an alcoholic.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:19 | 5084811 FreeNewEnergy
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This is really a bullshit article and it's getting the (non)attention it deserves. The "decile" of the top 10% refers not to income groups, which is the thrust of the headline, I believe, but to drinkers in general.

In other words, at the lower end of adult "drinkers" are the iddy bitty old bats who never touch the stuff, followed by those who imbibe infrequently, etc., on up to the 10% who consume the most booze, alcoholics, aka, college students, former philosophy majors and committed home brewers, and, oh, yes, rednecks.

So, if you consume between 0 and 3 drinks per month, you're average. The number 9 decile is consuming just over 2 drinks per day, which means I am above that, though nowhere near 10 per day, somewhere around 3-5 (I lose count), which, in the end, makes anyone who drinks more than 2.5 drinks per day, on average........ wait for it...... wait for it.....


(Made you all feel good, didn't I?)

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:03 | 5085020 The Most Intere...
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I hear if you plug in a toaster, hug it, and then jump in to a tub you will have a lot more friends. IDK, maybe you should give it a try.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:31 | 5084861 Species8472
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Hard to believe that a large portion of the population doesn't drink or drinks very little. Who are they? Everybody I know drinks more than 9-10 drinks per month. Relatives, friends, neighbors, all drink at least that much.

Well, if you don't drink you are stupid or not paying attention. ( or you used to but can't)


Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:47 | 5084935 SmackDaddy
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weed or pills?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:35 | 5084880 robertocarlos
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I can't buy alcohol because as a ZHer I can't give those bastard taxmen any money.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:03 | 5085027 Postal
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If you don't know how to buy booze without paying taxes, you're not doing it right.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:15 | 5085080 Yen Cross
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  I wish I could afford to be an alcoholic! 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:28 | 5085137 rsnoble
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I drank a bottle a belvedere friday night that was nice.  Plan on doing this friday as well.  2 shots per large glass filled with ice, water and a shot of mio.

Sometimes I just do plain shots if i'm all about getting fkd up.

My other standby is a 20pk of budlite.  Often laughed at as piss water.........well just so happens not very many people that drink the really stout stuff consume a 20pk of it.  Not trying to brag i'm just saying.  I had some bitch at the pool hall giving me shit about that and she was ready to bend over and open wide for me after only 2 of her dark beers.  Works for me bitch.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:31 | 5085153 Oreilly
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There is likely a correlation (and possibly a causation) between one inequality and the other, which while not exact is responsible for cancelling out any bitch about inequality (i.e. - if you drink 10 drinks a day you are not likely in the top 1%, so your inequality of drinking is causing your inequality of wealth).  Now I'm sure that there are a lot of trolls on here who are going to tell their story about hard drinking, fast living, big risk taking, mega-reward winning ... but tell it to the Marines, 'cause it don't happen in the real world.  Yes, I've seen alcoholics who can hold enormous amounts of liquor and who are wealthy, but I've not seen them last too long.  One or the other wins out, and it's usually the addiction and not the wealth.  To all those here who posted that they were now clean and sober, you have my respect and my hope that you continue as part of the group that matters the most - those with control over their lives and some hope for their soul.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:47 | 5085230 DoChenRollingBearing
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Very thoughtful and nice comment.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:37 | 5085453 IndianaJohn
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Faith, -- is that you?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:35 | 5085172 luckylogger
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obviously it is stressful fuking everybody out of their money...................

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:37 | 5085183 mattgallis
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This is a perfect example of a stat that just doesn't fucking make sense. Come on ZH!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:34 | 5085447 IndianaJohn
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I am fortunate in being able to take my recreational beverages in my coffee cup. I'm exempt from the stats.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:08 | 5085549 goldflows
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Where is the chart of alchohol consumption since 2008 vs S&P when you need it...

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:16 | 5085580 the grateful un...
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okay i'm part of the wrong 1%

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:27 | 5085610 Wizard of Ozman
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Consumption is what makes the world go around! 6.06

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:49 | 5085668 highwaytoserfdom
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Fresenius (FMS). buying income and revenue up net income down....  can a dialysis  company sales guys be drunk? Hey it either  2 drinks a day (65 month) goes right to 10 drinks a day (316 month)....  Is it me or is big data counting drinks or purchases?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 23:51 | 5085669 highwaytoserfdom
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Vote up!

Vote down!


Fresenius (FMS). buying income and revenue up net income down....  can a dialysis  company sales guys be drunk? Hey it either  2 drinks a day (65 month) goes right to 10 drinks a day (316 month)....  Is it me or is big data counting drinks or purchases?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:34 | 5085779 fishwharf
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I'm on the far left of the chart so don't bother me, I'm always grouchy.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:38 | 5085791 gearbaby
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So that's where all the livers for transplant are going.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:52 | 5085833 drstrangelove73
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From whence comes this data?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 01:36 | 5085930 Catullus
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Another chart showing inequality! There's inequality! Some people drink more. Let's vilify them and create a welfare program to bring up the bottom 3 deciles in line with a more equitable distribution.

Didn't you know that inequality is the root of all social evil?

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 01:36 | 5085932 DeliciousSteak
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In Russia beer wasn't even considered an alcoholic beverage until 2011. Step up your game, America.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 04:29 | 5086113 CHX
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The chart says 10% of the US population are alcoholics.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:32 | 5089815 the0ther
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Shitty chart. Sad face.

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