The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01899

Submission Number:
01899
Commenter:
Carol Salguero
State:
Massachusetts
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Airbnb has been a great help to me. No longer working outside the home and with children now independent, I have been able to rent rooms and to use the income to replace windows in the house and meet other expenses that arise unexpectedly. Experiences with guests have been fulfilling for someone living alone, and Airbnb covered costs incurred by the one guest who inadvertently damaged property. All in all, the Airbnb experience for me has been very enjoyable, helpful financially, and I hope legislation does not hamstring this aspect of the grassroots economy.