David Brooks issues a call for "bourgeois paternalism" to rebuild the organizations and structures that induce people to behave responsibly.
I believe he is exactly right. And I can't think of a better word than "induce." You can't force people to be responsible. There is no foolproof way to raise them to be responsible. No genes guarantee it. No family structure can be attentive enough to get responsible results every time.
BUT orderly families in orderly communities which are at least trying, unequivocally, to promote responsible behavior and eliminate irresponsible behavior is essential. No amount of incentive or coercion - the favored left and right strategies - will work without responsible people.