The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00105

Submission Number:
00105
Commenter:
John Murphy
State:
New Jersey
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Airbnb and all the service providers that allow me to provide a service to folks who want to spend quality time together who otherwise would not be able to is truly a blessing. It allows me to pay for my mother's medical bills, help her with her mortgage payments and improve my children's day care experience. These providers do an excellent job helping me screen potential guests and I supplement that screening with my own process to give me piece of mind. This has truly helped me become more confident and aspire to do more and help people realize thier dreams. This has now also inspired me to invest in my home, in my community and my guests also frequent the nearby restaurants and other attractions that increase the quality of life for everyone in the area.