This movie blurb made me think, "why don't we share more" and that everything scales.
Basically, they stated statistics as if they had scaled the earth's population to just 100 people.
On this scale 53 people live on less than $2 US a day...
If the community really was this small, people would band together and share their resources. In your town, it is doubtful that they would let half the population go without sanitation, food and water, when the town was capable of sustaining internet and starbucks.
If only our little minds could scale up to the true size of reality. It's not overwhelming, it just takes the mindset to expand our definition of community and kinship.
When i graduate, I want to do something like engineers without borders.