The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00456

Submission Number:
00456
Commenter:
Elizabeth Miller
State:
Tennessee
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I'm a single mom hard-working low-paid administrative assistant who just recently listed my space on Air B&B. I immediately received 2 bookings and need this extra income to offset my low wages. I refuse to go into credit card debt and this small success makes me feel entrepreneurial. If government wants to regulate me out of this market I will be disgusted. There is no way that my little grass roots operation + that of other listings would cut into Marriott's massive and sterile success. Airbnb's website has aided me enormously in my start-up and I trust in their stop-gap measures in securing safe transactions. Please think and act from a caring and reasonable place in regulatory decisions.