The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00279

Submission Number:
00279
Commenter:
David Bedri
State:
Wisconsin
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
We are a married couple living in a renovated circa 1920 colonial in Madison. We fixed up a lower level area as a guest suite for family and friends. One of our cousins who has several airBnb listings, suggested when we weren't using the guest room, that we should list it on airBnb for travelers. We did and we have had so much fun, meeting new and delightful people. (Some have even become friends!) We love airBnb. The latter makes it easy, professional and straight-forward for us. We use airBnb when we travel and have had terrific experiences. Renting spare rooms in houses is a "time honored" tradition in Europe and even in places like New Zealand. The latter, by law, allows any homeowner to do this; we should allow this practice in the United States, as well. It's people to people and individual capitalism at its best. Thanks.