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In 1986, Burning Man was just a bonfire of a wooden man, started by friends in San Francisco. Now, for a week in late August every year, the sculptures and the arts festival around them draws more than 40,000 people to Nevada’s Black Rock desert

Race to replace Mervyn?

Mervyn King’s tenure as governor of the Bank of England ends in June 2013, yet already the question of who might succeed him stirs. Paul Tucker, his deputy, is a front-runner, but both the treasury and King appear to have different instincts from him on inflation. Andy Haldane, the Bank’s…

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