The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00431

Submission Number:
00431
Commenter:
Megan Hanson
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
AirBnB has let me run my urban food non-profit in South Central Los Angeles part time, while I also earn UNPAID hours at a Psych internship in Oakland. I went back to grad school to get a Masters in Clinical Psychology to further my ability to serve youth in South LA - emancipated foster youth and kids from the juvenile justice system. Like many of my peers, after college, I could have stayed in the corporate world, and now be making enough money to pay for a hours, or to be able to afford full time rent for apartments in two cities, but then WHO would be taking on critical social justice issues? If the USA wants young people to dedicate our work lives to helping tackle critical issues in our major cities, like poverty, education, food insecurity, etc, we need to have situations such that new companies like AirBnB afford us - without AirBnB I could not have financially managed what I pulled off this year - I'll be donating 3000 HOURS of therapy to underserved families in Oakland and LA over 3 years. The USA govt. benefits from this.