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It's truly astonishing the amount of things that are regulated that don't necessarily harm anyone else. But on the other hand, there are also all sorts of behaviors that aren't necessarily illegal but that other people would give you the side-eye for.

For example, have you considered what a racket college textbooks are? Aren't students poor enough? It might not necessarily be illegal to charge them exorbitant costs for necessities they'll need for their education, but you'd be hard-pressed to find too many individuals who don't consider it wrong to take advantage of people looking to learn and improve themselves when they already don't have much to begin with.

After Redditor msoliviop asked the online community, "What's immoral but not necessarily illegal?" people chimed in with their own suggestions.


"Making researchers..."

Making researchers pay to have their work published, charging fees to anyone who wants to view the work, and not giving anything back to the researchers.

start3ch

"In Texas..."

In Texas, it is illegal to have sex with animals. It is illegal to have sex with a dead human body. You can have sex with all the dead animals you want though.

AgeofJace

"Gambling away..."

Gambling away the money your spouse set aside for your child's college.

sh4whs54k

"Since the holidays are approaching..."

Since the holidays are approaching, getting a dog or other pet as a surprise Christmas present for your child, only to give it away when you realize you're not equipped to care for it.

selcouthsiren

"No one knows..."

Insane hospital prices. No one knows how much they charge for stuff. For all we know, they could just be making up numbers until your bill reaches an insane amount.

cpeery7

"You should be taken..."

Listing to "music" on your phone on speaker while people are around you. On the bus, for example. You should be taken to a wood thicket and swiftly shot.

DarkPasta

"Paying someone..."

Paying someone below minimum wage and having them make it up with tips.

AnErasedCitizen

"For the unaware..."

In the U.S., rural dialysis clinics can refuse to treat a patient for reasons unrelated to safety or health and force that person to travel long distances multiple times a week for care.

For the unaware, not getting dialysis when you need it will kill you.

Froidinslip

"Because of this..."

Private prison system.

Because of this the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the entire world, significantly higher than Russia which is the second highest country.

ShittyFoodPornRater

"My mom was stuck..."

Loaning money to desperate people at insane interest rates through payday loans. My mom was stuck in a payday loan cycle for basically all of my high school years. I honestly don't resent the people who own those places that much. You gotta do what you gotta do to survive in this miserable country. It's the politicians who allow that s*** to be legal that really piss me off. They're the ones making the moral choice.

SleepyConscience

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