The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
With out AIRBNB, I could not have the additional income that helps me get by with out government assistance. By sharing my house I also generate income for collateral assistance such as cleaning lady, backyard cleaning. My needs for cleaning products generates income for the organization that sells them. But is not only cleaning products, it is a whole array of other products such as plumbing, electrical and regular maintenance needs. My guests also do spend considerable amounts of money in attractions because their shelter is cheaper than in a hotel. As a matter of fact, if it wasn't for AIRBNB listing, my guests would not come to NYC at all. It is therefore by all means an income to the city of NY no matter what. My guests shop, use travel transportation, rent cars, buy food, cloth, and many others. Sharing my house creates a little bit of income for other people and a significant amount for other entities. But above all, I don't become a government burden.