Is it cheating if I hire an academic writer to help with my online class?

Let’s dig into the question. If hiring an academic writer is cheating, that means we are playing a game. In serious matters, there is no such thing as cheating. All is fair in love, war, business, politics, and protecting the people most important to you. So why is my career being discussed as though it is a game?

A lot of people think it’s impossible to take classes because they’re too busy already. In the United States, people work more hours than anywhere else in the developed world (ABC News, 2016). And we are made to compete with one another like caged goddamn animals. I need a degree to put on my resume just so I can sell my hours to an employer. Getting a degree is just part of a lifelong process where workers get exploited.

If I’m a busy adult trying to succeed in my career, it’s because I want to improve life for myself and my family. This is not a game, and my future is actually at stake. Some might argue that I should complete my degree any way I can, even if I have to hire an academic writer.

If getting a degree was all about learning, then of course I should try to do all the work without help – but it’s not about learning. It’s about money. Tuition has increased more than a thousand percent since the ’80s (CNBC, 2015). It’s no wonder people need to work a lot of hours while they take classes.

If getting a degree is about proving I can write all my own papers, then hiring an academic writer is cheating. But if getting a degree is about business, then there is no such thing as cheating. Greed undermines the purpose of education every step of the way. The text book industry, the rising cost of tuition, the fact that classes are put online now – all make it extremely inappropriate that my life should be such a struggle when I want to complete my degree.

If you want to take classes but you don’t have time because you work too many hours, you’re like a slave. Maybe it’s more accurate to say your student debt leaves you like an indentured servant. People can be invisibly enslaved when wealth snowballs into the hands of fewer and fewer people until 99% of us are suffering and struggling. The accumulation of wealth into fewer and fewer hands is what Karl Marx warned about, and now here we are, with more than half of the wealth going to those who don’t need it, and there’s nothing the rest of us can do about that.

Remember the Occupy Wall Street Movement? It’s unfortunate that a lot of those people had trouble expressing their message. They were trying to fight against the invisible kind of oppression that keeps people enslaved to the many hours of work they need to do in order to survive.

You know what? If I didn’t have to work full-time and take care of my family, then I would love to write all my own papers. But it’s not a perfect world, and I will hire an academic writer without hesitation. It’s possible to enroll in a class pay a writer to complete papers and discussion posts.

Life is a fight, and we compete with one another. I respect anyone who works extra hours in order to hire an academic writer and complete a degree.