The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00082

Submission Number:
00082
Commenter:
Hector Belmonte
State:
Oregon
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Sharing economy is how we help pay for our mortgage. With salaries halted at our company, and taxes and living expenses continuing to grow, we needed to find a way to help cover that gap. As a middle-class working family, this was one solution. Plus, we love the company and meeting Americans and international visitors. By hosting, we are presenting the US to our foreign visitors and they gain a better understanding of real American life. The tools that Airbnb uses to screen, and the insurance they provide leave me confident that there are no poetential problems.