The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00727

Submission Number:
00727
Commenter:
Diane Sable
State:
Tennessee
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I LOVE AirBnB as both a guest and a host. I've used AirBnB in my travels and even more importantly, I became a host and LOVE the interaction with my guests as well as the extra income. As a single parent raising a dyslexic child, we do not fit into the traditional school system. As unschoolers, the AirBnB life style gives us contact with people of different cultures - both from within the US and other countries. My daughter is learning to manage house hold chores, confidence in meeting new people and be a kind and gracious hostess. All while earning a few hundred dollars each month. This money is greatly needed as I pay for private reading and math tutoring for my daughter. Without AirBnB, I would have to go out into the public workforce - thus leaving my daughter alone. NOT an option for us. Our guests are single travelers and the women in particular LOVE staying in our home. They feel safe, know that we are watching out for them and would follow through if we didn't hear/see them wsithin the day and they LOVE the convenience of being in our neighborhood-all within walking distance of food, entertainment and community activity. I also am a big supporter of Lyft and Uber. Being self-motivated and able to work at onces own schedule is what this country was founded upon. Keep these businesses free for all of us! Thank you.