As of late I've started making money by taking aluminum cans out of people's recycling. I've been stopped by the police numerous times where I live, and each time I have to show them a copy of the city's ordinance that I've printed out from the public library. There is no piece of legislation outlawing this action, as of right now, and I can make more doing this than I could at any 9-5 job I've ever worked at, and it puts less strain on my body (I broke my neck and snapped my femur when I was 17), plus I can set my own hours. Last week, I pulled in almost $700 for less than 30 hours of work, which equals $23.34 per hour. Everything I make is tax-free, also. Should I feel bad that I'm ultimately stealing from the city, even though there isn't a law prohibiting what I'm doing? Please note: the city I live in has no homeless people whatsoever, in fact, it is just the opposite. EDIT: The city's urban population as per the most recent census is 49,880. Roughly 26% are millionaires.