The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I don't host with Airbnb for the monetary benefits. I host in order to participate in the local economy instead of contributing to national corporations' profits. My guests visit my area and contribute to our local economy. As a guest, while I do save money I get the added benefit of staying in places with uniqueness and character which is something national hotel chains do not offer. It is my right as a homeowner to share my home. Airbnb gives me the opportunity to do this through their safe, secure social network. Do not infringe on my rights!! Keep Airbnb grass roots and local!!!