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In 1982: 7,900

Temporary, self-absorbed sadness makes people spend money extravagantly.

One of the United Kingdom’s largest landlords published guidelines banning “battered wives” and plumbers, among others, from renting his more than 1,000 properties. “It’s just economics,” he said.

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