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What the Burning Man ‘emergency’ reveals about the class divide

How did a handful of rain-soaked hipsters command so much more attention than genuine disaster victims?

Finally, US president Joe Biden has found a crisis that actually interests him. A mass-emergency event has, perhaps for the first time in his presidency, managed to elicit a speedy response from the leader of the free world.

Was it a toxic train derailment that poisoned the water of a small blue-collar community? Er, no. Was it a raging fire that killed a still-unknown number of residents in a historical indigenous island community? Also no.

 

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