Shoplifting, also called and known as stealing, or sometimes "French shopping" in Australia, is an illegal way to get what you need without money.
According to Rachel Shteir's The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting, 27 million Americans (nearly 10 percent of all U.S citizens) have tried shoplifting.
Unlike dumpster diving, Shoplifting is always illegal and is often against the moral code of almost all societies, and a majority of the people in those societies. This will include those who you feel are ideologically close, included those who are sensitive to food waste (even only theoretically or "politically"). Often, many people who believe in karma or have certain ethical thresholds don't do it and judge it negatively.
- A guide to shoplifting at attrition.org
- How To Live On $0 A Day: Shoplifting Hints, Huffington Post
- Australian 'thieves' paraded with signs on Indonesian streets