The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00639

Submission Number:
00639
Commenter:
Gary Christiansen
State:
Massachusetts
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
When my wife's job cut her hours due to the poor economy we decided to supplement our income with airbnb and this has been a real blessing for our personal economy. We have a home in a desirable summer vacation spot. We are actually looking forward to meeting and visiting with the interesting guests that have booked with us this summer. Many have overlapping interests, and travel to locations we would like to know more about. We are looking forward to sharing what we have with our guests and their experiences and resources with us in return. This is an ideal arrangement for our social and economic needs at this time.