The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00012

Submission Number:
00012
Commenter:
Anthony Colby
State:
Illinois
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I feel that sharing economy is troubled by the prevalence of the "on demand pricing increase" model, frequently known as "surge pricing" in Uber. I feel that this practice is incredibly unfair to consumers. It showcases a strong desire on the company's behalf to increase revenue and a powerful lack of a moral obligation to customers to create a fair and even pricing model even in heavy use scenarios.