The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01959

Submission Number:
01959
Commenter:
Reno Reno
State:
New York
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I'm telling you, airbnb is like a mini United Nations! Never would have had the heart/mind changing experiences, like the time spent with folks from mainland China, if I wasn't doing this. Yes, it is helping me keep my apartment, but it truly is a sharing thing. It is so curious that the people who have chosen me and my place have, down to the last one, been so, I dunno, my-kind-of-people. Or maybe it is that my-kind-of-people is EXPANDING. What could be better than that? As far as my cash flow scene, the reality is that I'm in a position where I have to start a new career chapter, and airbnb actually is letting me have the time to realistically do that. I would have had to leave my home this summer and now I'm afloat. Unbelievable. I know there's a problem with landlords hoarding pats that would have been in the rental market, but that is most definitely not the case with me. I live here and when people come, they stay with me just like the myriad friends I host have done over the years. I made one, and only one, big and good financial decision over the years - and now, when I need it, with the help of airbnb, I am able to use it in a similar way that huge businesses use their "assets". Look at me, I'm a capitalist! love and kisses, reno