The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01220

Submission Number:
01220
Commenter:
Antoinette Izzo
State:
Nevada
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I am a full-time student and 15+ year Marine Corps veteran. I bought my home shortly after moving to Las Vegas to attend school about 2 years ago, and I use my spare bedroom as an Airbnb room. Not only has this provided a wonderful opportunity to meet many unique people, it has allowed me to support myself without taking out student loans. Airbnb is not "big business" for me, but it certainly helps to keep me afloat. More than dollars and cents, though, Airbnb has helped me to be a better person. Opening the doors of my home to others is not just a mindless habit; it requires me to think about how I can improve the lives (or at least the travel experiences) of those around me.