A major news network just did a story that is heart-warming to my generation. Go here and read it.
I'm filled with hope that not just the economy can recover, but that the next generation will grow up with a new (old) concept of ownership, responsibility of self, respect for hard, hard work, and will renew and re-prove the belief that the dreams of home, wealth, and family can be HAD NOW through perseverance, dogged determination, creativity, and the humility to dig through someone's trash rather than swipe a card they can't pay off.
Long live Craigslist & Freecycle! I believe they are the gateway into a new economy, one that is built on True Free Trade. :D