Whole books have been penned exploring and bemoaning the decline of that proud British tradition, the local. Maybe the problem is this: pub-goers can now score a line of cocaine in the United Kingdon for less than the price of a pint of beer. A gram of the drug now goes for as little as £20, down from £77 a decade ago, according to a report from the Home Office. Given a gram can make for 10 to 20 lines of cocaine, a single line can be had for a quid. A typical pint, meanwhile, fetches £2.75. As the Telegraph points out, the recession has forced many pubs have slashed the price of a pint to 99 pence. But maybe its not the credit crunch that’s keeping the lads and lasses away.