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Today David Brooks shared his thoughts in “The Thought Leader,” a column so bathed in ennui it had Weltschmerz bubbles. In response, Josh Barro remarked that Brooks (unintentionally) shows how snark changed the world for the better, while Paul Krugman wrote about the changing dynamics of Thought Leaders in economics. But Charles Pierce had the most delicious response, titled “Was It Something We Said?” and channeling Brooks’ Irish Setter (for photo op purposes), Moral Hazard. Did Brooks get a visit from The Ghost of Columns Past?