In the 21st century, such decisions are more often made by a committee, a rulebook, an off-site consultant, or an algorithm. This procedural approach was adopted in the name of fairness, justice, efficiency, and scale. But it has also created a gap between individuals and the moral consequences of their actions.
That gap must collapse. Bankers must walk with families through their foreclosed homes; technologists must spend time amongst the users whose lives they structure. A just society requires everyone to develop themselves morally. This means everyone must be given power, allowed to make mistakes, and then be exposed to the human consequences of their actions.