The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00530

Submission Number:
00530
Commenter:
Melanie Patrick
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Dear Representatives, AirBnB is one of the best "cottage industries" to allow home owners and renters to connect with folks internationally and provide person to person connections, cultural sharing and economic benefits. It is a win win for both hosts and guests. I've used AirBnB traveling in Ireland for authentic family connections and was amazed by the bonds created with the lovely hosts I met. Accordingly, I was inspired to do the same and open my home to guests here. It has allowed me to host to travelers world wide providing inexpensive accommodations, a family environment and safe, quiet respite from the travel lag routine. It is a delightful way for me to both share and provide for retirement. Your support of this international community building is one way to allow the increase worldwide democracy. It is personal, family oriented and represents one tiny win for the 99%! Please continue to support this delightful sharing economy.