The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00482

Submission Number:
00482
Commenter:
Nicholas Brewer
State:
Arizona
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Without the idea of Airbnb's home sharing idea, I would not be able to afford to go to school. I don't like the idea of student loans because thy are what they are called; LOANS. Money that is not mine and I will most likely be paying back to the government for decades to come. As a 20 year old student, I obviously don't make enough to live comfortably by myself anywhere in America while attending school. Even living on campus is too expensive for a student without loans. With Airbnb, I am able to not only pay my $1200+ rent, but support myself with food, utilities, bills, etc all by myself. All with still being able to go to school full-time. This is money I will never be in debt from or have to pay back and I am so incredibly thankful for it. If it weren't for airbnb, I most likely would not be able to go to school to pursue my dream of completing physical therapy school after my bachelor's in kinesiology. This obviously takes up an insane amount of time dedicated to school, so with Airbnb, I make money to pay for my needs just by simply opening up my home to travelers. Some cities and states outlaw such things like Airbnb. Why? I won't ever understand, because it only has positive benefits to not only me as a student, but other people and families in need to support their children and relatives.