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Today, I return to a conversation we were having last week here on MNB, prompted by an essay written by Meghan Smith, a Tufts University graduating senior who had the temerity - to some folks, at least - to suggest that issues of climate change require that the traditional benchmarks of capitalism need to be adjusted to some degree.  (Pun mine.  Totally intended.). Frankly, this didn't strike me as all that radical - to me, the mark of a great leader is being able to recognize when the winds are shifting, and adjust to these changes and still move forward.  The mark of a lousy leader, I'd suggest, is ignoring reality because it doesn't comport with your biases and preferences.