July 23, 2017

Airbnb’s political correctness hits home



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Progressives told us to stay out of their bedrooms. Now they tell us who can stay in our homes. The DeMarco Cottage in the Finger Lakes region of western New York state We are members of the sharing economy. At least we used to be.

When our kids were young, my wife and I had a rule about sharing. Regardless of the toy, game or book in question, each child had the choice to share or not to share. Sometimes our kids failed to share from their excess, but we still defended their freedom to choose what to do with their property. We wanted to help our children develop the habit of generosity by exercising their freedom responsibly.

We once shared (rented) our rustic cottage in the Finger Lakes region of western New York state with Airbnb guests we believed would respect our family home and the privacy and peace of our neighbors. In January 2017, however, I logged into my Airbnb account to answer a guest inquiry only to find that, before I could respond, Airbnb required us—the hosts—to accept its new “ all belong ” policy, which imposes an expansive array of politically correct language on those who use […]

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