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Who's Building the Do-it-Ourselves Economy?

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Type: Journal Article
Author: van Gelder, Sarah; Pibel, Doug
Journal: Yes!
Volume: 59
Page(s): 19-25
Date: 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/7623
Sector: New Commons
Region: North America
Subject(s): community
economic behavior
Abstract: "Corbyn Hightower was doing everything right. She worked long hours selling natural skin care products, flying between cities to meet customers, staying in posh hotels. She pulled down a salary that provided her family of five with a comfortable home in a planned community, a Honda SUV, health insurance, and regular shopping trips for the best natural foods, clothes, shoes, and toys. Then the recession hit. Her commissions dried up, and the layoff soon followed. Life for Corbyn, her stay-at-home husband, and three children changed quickly."

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