University of California, Hastings College of the Law
In recent years, there have been countless calls for reversing the rise in irresponsibility in American society.' Calls for restoring personal responsibility in both private and political life sound from both of the major political parties as well as from various cultural critics, pundits, and academics. 2 Proponents of a return to personal responsibility wage their battle on numerous fronts, advocating a cultural revolution, a moral revival, and a recovery of "virtue" to bring about a reformation of attitudes and behaviors regarded as troublesome. 3 Many voices now urge that law and public policy should encourage, or require, personal responsibility and should no longer tolerate, much less reward, irresponsibility.
Hastings Law Journal
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