The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00236

Submission Number:
00236
Commenter:
Elizabeth Berry
State:
Illinois
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
AirBnB if beneficial to my family and our neighborhood. It helps us pay our mortgage in an economy where our employers are making cuts in hours, wages and benefits. As a nurse at a hospital, my employer has vastly decreased staffing needs, benefits, and our raises, making it harder to make ends meet. AirBnB helps us bridge that gap. In addition, we live in an "up and coming" neighborhood, so AirBnB guests help support our local economy by patronizing our restaurants, small shops, etc nearby. Thanks for taking the time to read my comments.