Sharing, it's a good idea.
The Washington Post has a great article about the popularity of websites that help users coordinate and share goods and services. It use to be that everyone had to have access to everything all the time. People bought tools that they would use once, clothese they would wear only occasionally. Now there are sites to make sure goods are used when they are just sitting there. There are even services where people help each other out just like the old barn raising days. If there is anything this recession is doing is for all the wealth destruction, there seems to be community creation. And in the words of the queen of consumerism "That's a good thing."