You know all those companies on the Internet who get graduates to write students’ essays which are then used for them to pass their exams and get their degrees! Highly unethical, IMHO.
Another unethical life hack is when college students use Adderall and other stimulants to gain an advantage in studying longer and better when they do not need it at all!
These drugs were developed to help people with ADHD to function better and to level the playing field. But when perfectly normal students use them, that is unethical in my view. It is also dangerous and illegal. You can read this report and see how this is spreading fast and dangerously.
As we are on homework, you know all those parents who help their kids and even get their tutors to practically write their theses which are again used to help them get their degree. That is awful and I see it all the time.
Then we have parents who will defend their kids when they have done wrong and will do everything in their power to help them get off with a minor sentence and maybe just a telling off. That is highly unethical and the most infamous example is where a father yesterday defended his son who had raped a woman who happened to be unconscious at the time.
The article here at The Good Men Project here says it all.
Yes, it is an unethical lifehack because it is a strategy to justify rape culture.
Look at all the synonyms here for unethical
immoral, amoral, unprincipled, unscrupulous, dishonorable, wrong, dishonest, deceitful, disreputable, unconscionable, fraudulent, dirty, unfair, underhand, devious, slippery, bad, wicked, evil, sinful, iniquitous, corrupt, depraved, villainous; unprofessional, improper, unseemly, unworthy, negligent; informal shady, crooked, not cricket; informal dodgy “it is unethical to produce and market a drug which would harm the patient”
That boy who got a very light sentence for being a rapist is guilty of many of those definitions above. What about the judge who sentenced him and what about the father?
All colluding in unethical practices but these terms can become very loose and anything can be twisted or justified to say it was ethical after all!
Individuals, large companies and ever-larger lobbies including the EU Commission are all using unethical life hacks to make life easier for them but not for us! Look at the astonishing U-turn by the EU on gas emissions limits.
Unethical life hacks help people and governments to cut corners, seek easy solutions, escape punishment, and exploit others in every possible way. Not much point in trusting the morality of society either.