In the Washington Post, Joel Achenbach talks about neighbors helping neighbors in the big snow as "snowcialism."
Snowmaggedon has actually been a pleasant experience so far. People help one another in Blizzard Country. The snow crisis has led to an efflorescence of snowcialism.
In talking about sidewalks being shoveled, I think he gets the wrong message. The sidewalks are clear in front of individual houses and businesses.
Get to the corner, property of government, and you're stuck in the muck.
Neighbors helping neighbors. Almost sounds like how Sarah Palin got her start in Wasilla government.