The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00087

Submission Number:
00087
Commenter:
John Bliss
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Sharing a space on Airbnb has helped pay the mortgage, rent, medical bills, etc. Airbnb's trust and safety and messaging tools help hosts get to know the people they choose to share their space with. Airbnb is an important option for middle class families in America to earn extra money. The guests who stay in Airbnb listings generate sustainable, local economic activity that supports the small businesses in communities across the country.