OKAY, NOW I KNOW THINGS ARE GOING TO HELL: Beer after work at the bar: a U.S. tradition is getting stale. “Over the past few decades, it has become much less acceptable in the business community to have a drink during lunch or tip a few after work with colleagues.”

Funny, back during the hard-drinking Mad Men days we stood astride the global economy like a Colossus. Now, with all this health-lifestyle stuff, well . . . things aren’t so good. Coincidence? I think not.