Dave doesn't need pay to own a car for 30 days of the month just to pick up a few gallons of paint.
It's a cost benefit analysis. The social cost of personal ownership - the time and energy invested in the production, purchase and maintenance of a vehicle - forces one to re-consider how useful it is for an individual to own one.
Dave's answer is to share. He only pays for a car when he needs to use it and effectively spreads the costs of owning a vehicle over the wider membership in the co-operative. It's a different kind of ownership - instead of "my" car, it's "our" car.
For more information about Co-ops, including how 2012 has been declared by the United Nations as the International Year of the Co-op, visit pegcitycarcoop.ca/about/about-co-operatives
Thanks to Assiniboine Credit Union for making this possible!