I had no idea but it seems Berlin has a booming Chinese art scene.
Cities like Barcelona are starting to fight back against AirBnB and tourism.
I recently refused to help some local tourists to call the bike share hotline in German. We were legitimately in a hurry but my flat out refusal was not appreciated. Next time I’ll tell them I won’t be helping them because I do not support tourism.
Berlin will also regularly call on McKinsey to ‘fix’ its problems. As this description of them giving Puerto Rico the Greece-treatment shows, where they come nothing good will follow.
Innisfil, Ontario’s troubles filling in their public transit with Uber is a great example of how governments should not outsource things to private contractors whose unit economics do not make sense.
A paean for canteens something of which Berlin has ample for a variety of historic reasons.
Americans feel ripped off by the Corres’s bait and switch and it seems now we’re going to seeing a free for all where they will mercilessly rip the site.
It was disappointing to realize — to actually see in the numbers — that while The Correspondent raised $2.6 million in part by stressing diversity and inclusivity, tapping ambassadors like DeRay Mckesson and Baratunde Thurston, the Dutch site is not a model of that diversity.
There is a lot of criticism and hate in the Netherlands as well but it’s not so pronounced because:
- The site has its provenance in the Netherlands.
- It’s a small country and you never know who you’ll need again in the future (“the media in The Netherlands is more tight-knit, insular, and male than it is in the U.S.”).
The USA is not bothered by either of those and that creates a more honest environment because frankly a lot of the criticism is valid.
“The economic costs Airbnb imposes likely outweigh the benefits.”
I don’t think anybody will be surprised by this study whose conclusions are that AirBnB is a drain on society and should be taxed and regulated mercilessly.
“They’re really good at the PR thing, and it really feels like gaslighting.”
The Correspondent miscommunicated the goals of their extremely well-funded crowdfunding campaign and now their first employee speaks out on their shady practices. Not to mention that a lot of what the Correspondent writes is unreadable and/or compromised.
Given their track record, I can’t blame people everywhere NIMBYing Google out of their neighborhoods.
Fuck you a million times.
Clear words for the liberal Dutch audience from Mona Eltahawi who cancelled her talk at De Balie because of their platforming of far right speakers.