09/05/2012 08:19 am ET Updated Nov 05, 2012

The Sharing Economy

The so-called American Dream™ revolves around ownership.

Owning a house, owning a car, owning that picket fence surrounding 2.5 children (actually, it's more like 1.8) and a four-legged pet.

But Gen Y, that pesky generation of 79 million 16-to-34-year-olds, might be redefining that dream. Statistics show that the newest generation of adults buys fewer houses and fewer cars than its predecessors.

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