Or, taking a little responsibilty myself, does my reaction simply mask financial envy?
technopatra wrote:If your plans are so big that you need to hire people to help you, are they too big?
technopatra wrote:Is the difference here that the folks being hired are not, presumably, going to stay for the event? That they are not friends, they will not participate in the event, therefore there is no social currency in their "participation"?
The answer is not black and white in the cases we're talking about, though the case at hand is a very dark shade of gray.
Burning Man is much more than just a temporary community. It's a city in the desert, dedicated to radical self-reliance and radical self-expression
Say I am going to set up a professional roller coaster. Work in all the right channels, get the needed permits & inspections, etc. Need to have lots of professionals to help (crane operators, steel erectors, inspectors, ride operators, etc)
What else would be required to "be within the spirit of Burning Man"?
The "professional" aspect seems to bug some people - if someone wanted to have a huge camp that was half-assed put together with tarps would that make it better?
How is this camp any sort of self reliance.
will Burning Man turn into some pissing contest between rich people on who can build the most elaborate and wild theme camp
Ivy wrote:Out of all the points raised, I think the most challenging are Crytpfishist's. However, while those point are very importnant, the're not really part of the arguement about whether ot not someone should be using cash as a resource to build a large camp rather than their own 2 hands.
here's a random thought: what if someone had a really swell idea for an art car but couldn't weld--becuase they had no arms? Would it be acceptible for them to hire some one to build it for them? And what would be the differene between not being able to build it becuase you don't have the resources of knowledge vs. not being able to build it becuase you don't have the resources of your own physical labor?
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