The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00380

Submission Number:
00380
Commenter:
Mark Serletic
State:
Illinois
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
To Whom It May Concern, I am a college student and a Navy veteran. Without hosting on airbnb.com I would not be able to afford my rent just as my guests (mostly medical students) would not be able to afford to visit Chicago. I have never felt unsafe using this platform and it has been a positive experience. Any further government regulation or interference with this beneficial enterprise would be unconstitutional. Any arguments against this service will most likely come from big hotel companies complaining about how they can't fleece travelers like they used to. If the FTC cares about, not just US citizens, but those looking to visit the US and spend money here, you will support this service. Thank you.