My son said that causation and remoteness are part of the answer. Which philosophers write on this topic? I don't know philosophy and just use examples.
- Presume I'm vegan. If C's one steakhouse, then it's easy boycott! It's unethical if I don't!
But I live in Toronto, and NO vegan supermarkets are near me. Thus I have to shop at Longo's, Loblaw's, and Whole Foods that all sell meat. If I don't, then I starve and die! Am I unethical then?
- I have family in China, business in Hong Kong. Presume I support the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, but all airlines between Canada, HK, and China are pro-CCP like Air Canada and Cathay Pacific. American, Delta, United Airlines all ""delisted Taiwan as a country on their website".
If we don't go to China and HK, we lose our jobs and starve. Plainly we can't sail easily or cheaply across Pacific Ocean! Now you say — find another job! But this is easier said than done!!!