The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00261

Submission Number:
00261
Commenter:
Virginia Foley
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
My son-in-law is a househusband managing the home and care of a three year old and seven year old. Because of chronic back issues he is in the process of career change, leaving behind his training as a chef. Managing rental of the studio in the bottom of my house has orovided much needed cash for this one-income growing family in transition, giving him a work opportunity he can manage from home between laundry and child care while freeing me up to enjoy my retirement. Airbnb is so well organized we avoid security problems and safely host people we have found to be thoughtful tourists in our unique redwood environment.