The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01983

Submission Number:
01983
Commenter:
King
State:
Oregon
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I am 65, recently divorced with no spousal support. I rent my guest room as a source of additional income to my social security. My room/bath is small, but clean and comfortable. I find this type of "work" to help me make ends meet as well as provide a service to many travelers who enjoy meeting the local people where they are staying. In addition to the modest income, I have met people from around the world and they are really delightful people. It's not entirely about the money. It's about promoting goodwill among everyone who comes through the door.