Ok so today at work I had a thought. With the increased cost of gas/weaking dollar could communities become more of a micro economy? IF it cost to much to ship things in or whatever, maybe the small business could thrive once again? Think about it, This fuel crunch could cause more self reliant communities. Especially if it is cheaper to have farmer brown bring eggs to market than ship them in, or have BOB cabinet maker make you new cabinets rather than ship them in, or what ever it is you need. This is just a weird thought I had today, if this were to happen maybe it would force America to be more of an agrarian society / self reliant society. Thus creating a micro economy, perhaps barter will make a comeback as our dollars loose their value? Any way I just wanted to see what you all thought of this. Feed back please.