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The leased life

Why own anything?

By Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow
January 24, 2010

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In June 2008, when Punsri Abeywickrema was working on his backyard in San Mateo, Calif., he found himself in need of a wheelbarrow. He didn’t own one, but his neighbor did, and he had borrowed it the previous weekend; due to space constraints, he preferred not to buy one himself. Yet he hesitated to impose on the neighbor again. (Full article: 2251 words)

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