The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00549

Submission Number:
00549
Commenter:
Marijean Achilli
State:
Connecticut
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
We are a retired couple on fixed income. We were told about airbnb and we have been delighted to host families from all over the world who wanted a friendly host loving next to our airbnb cottage. Not only is it an international exchange for all of us, it is vital income to supplement our stagnant social security income. Our guests would not consider a hotel for their vacations. The best part for them and us is really bonding with strangers. It is an ingenious win/win/win for all of us.