The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00707

Submission Number:
00707
Commenter:
Karen Neureuter
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
THIS IS WHAT ONE OF OUR DAUGHTERS WROTE, ABOUT AN ESPECIALLY GOOD REVIEW I "You SHOULD feel good! I'm so proud of what you've been able to do. Our home is amazing, and it's such a wonderful way to share it and keep it full, which a house like that should always be." WHEN HER FATHER, MY HUSBAND, WAS DOWNSIZED AND FORCED TO RETIRE DURING THE DEPRESSION OF 1980, I HAD TO FIND A WAY TO BRING IN SOME INCOME AND KEEP THE FAMILY TOGETHER, I FOUND AIRBNB AND AN ABILITY TO RENT OUR HOME AS A VACATION RENTAL. THIS INCOME HAS SAVED OUR FAMILY (five kids). IT HAS ALSO GIVEN US AN EXTRAORDINARY FAITH IN PEOPLE AND A WILLINGNESS TO MEET AND SHARE WHAT WE HAVE WITH OTHERS.