The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00094

Submission Number:
00094
Commenter:
Joanna Robinson
State:
District of Columbia
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
My husband and I have used AirBnb to help fund travel and save for a house purchase. We have only had positive experiences with the people staying in our homes over the last year and half of hosting. We appreciate the ability to safely and easily top up our income because of Airbnb's incredible app and amazing community. Enabling people to generate side income from their own empty or underused assets such as cars and homes is an incredible innovation that has unlocked additional (recorded and taxable) income for hundreds of thousands of Americans. It should only be encouraged.