The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00354

Submission Number:
00354
Commenter:
Wolf
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Airbnb has played an important role in my life over the past few years. I originally began using it for personal travel and had excellent experiences staying in other people's homes. In the past year, I also became an Airbnb host. Not only have I enjoyed being able to meet people's demand for visiting this great area, but I've also been able to earn some additional income which has been incredibly helpful when living in such an expense region of California. This extra income has helped pay the rent, make some improvements to our home, and even have a bit more cash for spending on vacations elsewhere. I would be hugely disappointed if Airbnb no longer existed.