The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00384

Submission Number:
00384
Commenter:
Marcella Socha
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I am a senior citizen on a fixed income and have trouble making ends meet. I prefer to stay in bed and breakfast type settings when I travel and so decided to offer the same choice to others. I am new at this and feel it the best way to supplement my income. I am grateful that facilitators such as airbnb exist otherwise I would not know how to go about the process or even let anyone know I exist. I am old enough to know America in its glory days. We were built by small people who had opportunity. It seems to me opportunity is slowly slipping away with over regulation and hand outs. I do not want my country to slip away.