A common defense of an unethical act is to say, "If I didn't do it, someone else

A common defense of an unethical act is to say, "If I didn't do it, someone else

A common defense of an unethical act is to say, "If I didn't do it, someone else would." Let's say for the sake of argument that such a claim is true. Is it a credible defense? I wonder if a utilitarian in particular should be receptive to this line of thought.

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