The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01150

Submission Number:
01150
Commenter:
Gaffka
State:
Michigan
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Unintended Consequences should also be considered. For example, if as suggested, Uber had to start telling a driver in advance the length of the fare, and the destination of the rider, the only way to do this is for a rider to have to input their destination. Some riders would lie for various reasons. And if that became an advantage, to tricking drivers into accepting riders they otherwise wouldn't, then Uber would be certain to figure out how to lie too. Because Uber is the King of Bait and Switch tactics. So if there could be a rule that the rider had to disclose the length of their trip, so a driver could decide whether or not they wanted that trip, there would have to be a binding commitment right there for the fee, so a driver doesn't drive 20 miles for what they think is a $50 fee that turns into a $10 fee because someone lied or changed their mind, because as Uber says, 'because they can'.!!!!