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by GenghisComm
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Is Cronyism really better than Capitalism?
Replies: 26
Views: 2387

Re: Is Cronyism really better than Capitalism?

The fact that the Burning Man community resents scalping shows it’s hypocrisy with regard to its first principle, radical inclusion. The success of the Burning Man event has made it a commodity. Therefore, people who lack the social capital to crony a ticket (but have sufficient financial capital) ...
by GenghisComm
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Is Cronyism really better than Capitalism?
Replies: 26
Views: 2387

Is Cronyism really better than Capitalism?

Cronyism is partiality to long-standing friends and is contrary in practice and principle to meritocracy. The current Burning Man culture is a prime example; if you have insider connections and know the “right” people, then you’ve already cronied a ticket. In today’s Burning Man, you can enjoy “Radi...
by GenghisComm
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: ticket situation
Replies: 75
Views: 7590

Re: ticket situation

I have been wishing to experience Burning Man for at least the past 10 years -- wishing to experience what my friends have shown me in their playa photos. But I've only recently developed my living situation and financial means to do so. I'm an aerial acrobatic performer, so a lot of my friends are ...

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