The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00396

Submission Number:
00396
Commenter:
Joy Gardner
State:
Hawaii
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I am a Senior Citizen, a woman 71 years of age. I own my own small home, with a separate Studio on the property. Maintaining the Studio gives me both a form of employment that I am fully capable of doing, and a form of income that totally pays my mortgage. This supplement to my Social Security makes it possible for me to keep my independence. My guests love being able to experience some local color, and to get personal recommendations from someone who has lived here for 15 years. There are no hotels or motels within at least a half hour of here, and local businesses love having tourists come there.