The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00462

Submission Number:
00462
Commenter:
Diana Malkin
State:
New York
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Airbnb is inovative, facilitates the ease of becoming an entrepreneur, and globally efective where I am able to touch all walks of life to come to Long Island, NY. I am enabling people to visit all of the great things on Long Island and NYC. This in return contributes to the growth of the economy. In addition, it helps me pay for the ever rising tolls that I pay daily ($11.00/day = $2,838/year) for work as well as some utilities such as my oil bill where it fluctuates anywhere from $245-$400.00 per month or $2940-$4,800/year. Shame on the hotel industry for trying to nudge this company out of the market place. A lot of people can not afford to spend hundreds of dollars to go on vacation. However if sharing a space in someone's house with paying a reasonable rate based on ones' budge then people can enhjoy life and contribute to the economy. This is a win win for everyone. Quality of life = a Happy life = Peace and Harmony