Until I read this piece, I didn’t know that the only products one can buy at the Burning Man Festival are coffee and ice. What about earth, wind and fire? Adam Smith might not recognize this economy . It takes some serious effort to identify trading partners if money is not exchanged and one relies on the coincidence of wants. After reading through the “Ten Principles of Burning Man”, I now realize that I should remain in Westwood. Of the Big Ten, I can only live up to; radical inclusion, radical self expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, leaving no trace, and participation. I can’t do Gifting, Radical Self-Reliance, and especially not Decommodification.