long time since I studied philosophy. I'm trying to remember an argument / thought experiment that went something like, "lifeboats are placed throughout a ship and not just by the wealthy passenger quarters because it's impossible to guarantee that the wealthy passenger will be able to get to that area if a situation arises where a lifeboat is required."
I think this is related to pragmatic altruism and I'm almost certain it has relatively little to do with lifeboat ethics (which is more about why you shouldn't help the poor).
Like I say, been a while since I looked into this area, but would really appreciate a nudge in the right direction here. Thanks all.