The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01754

Submission Number:
01754
Commenter:
Joyce Scott
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I live in a large Victorian house that has been in my family for decades. It needed decades of work! I had extra space to share. A friend introduced the idea of AirBnB. You do the math! The roof and plumbing have been replaced. No, the BnB money will not cover That Chunk O Change….but it does help. The neighbors are happy to see the house being repaired. I am delighted to have met absolutely lovely people who I feel I know by the time they arrive due to Air BnB safety and messaging tools. The guests not only provide monetary sustenance to my home, but delightful intelligence and genuine friendliness to my town in the form of gracing restaurants and stores and entertainment venues that abound here. Then they go home and tell friends. It's a win ~ win ~win thrice times 'round.