The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00175

Submission Number:
00175
Commenter:
Paul Cannella
State:
Illinois
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I LOVE AirBnB and have used it all over the world. It's an amazing company, andI've met people all over and we stay in touch. Recently, my job is taking me to CA and I needed to immediately generate revenue from my flat. AirBnB is helping me do that and leverage my asset. The sharing economy is real and it is happening everywhere. I'm not rich, but this could help me protect my asset, and maybe make some extra money. The sharing economy is putting all kinds of people to work and helping them make money that goes back into our economy. I took an uber the other day from a mom that had just dropped her kids at school. She said normally she would go home and watch TV and eat, but now she makes some extra money and they were planning a trip to Disney with the funds. People all over the world want this and the governemnt better not prevent it. I understand governments need the their cut of the pie, and they can take it, but don't stop it.