Liberals caused this? Conservatism empathizes that individuals look out for themselves ahead of anyone else, be self-reliant, and only take interest in other people, things, and events when it plays to their advantage as an individual to do so. The state of American society today generally reflects that.
Cultural behavior is ruled by the market place, which is typically a bastion of conservative and libertarian political feeling. For example, companies moved technical assistance to over the phone instead of in person, face-to-face. Then they took that job away from people who spoke your language and dialect and shipped them overseas. Then they created an arcane automated messaging maze to filter out the number of people using the service on a given day so that they could release faultier products without having to employ more Indian people to provide the technical assistance that would enable their customers to use them.
Or, if you decide a fry cook doesn't need a living wage because he is replaceable, that fry cook can work from the exact same logic and invest minimal effort and energy into his job. I've known guys who've walked out on the job in the service industry and had no trouble securing another position because its a revolving door. Given the choice between a guy who walked out from his last position and a person whose never had a service industry job before, the boss would pick the guy who walked out because the person who has never had a job isn't worth the time or energy to invest training.