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Follow Up: Jon Stewart Responds To Paul Krugman…

January 18th, 2013 · 3 Comments
Follow Ups

I’m guessing that Jon Stewart doesn’t respond to everyone who calls him lazy or uninformed, but he did respond to Paul Krugman:

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I was really hoping for Stewart to be like “fine, you want me to stop messing around? Here’s the deal with the platinum coin.” and then bust out some economics, or at least bust out a rant against the morons at Fox News who probably still think it take a trillion dollars worth of platinum to make the coin. A such, I can’t help but be a little disappointed. Paul Krugman is still not impressed either.

Either in fairness or in contrast (I can’t decide which), Stewart follows up the Krugman debacle with a pretty good piece on the supposed lack of women and minorities surrounding Obama that pretty much echoes what I’ve been ranting about for the last week.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 guthrie // Jan 19, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Perhaps he just could have held up a dollar bill and yelled, ‘FIAT!’…?

    Or just quoted Megan McArdle… ‘Money is Weird’?

    BTW, you have to admit Krugman is being a bit of a prig, here…

  • 2 econgirl // Jan 19, 2013 at 1:34 am

    I think they both are, frankly, though now that I think about it I would have really liked a version of what you propose where Stewart holds up both money and a picture of an Italian car.

  • 3 guthrie // Jan 19, 2013 at 3:47 am

    … and just sat there, silent, for about 15 seconds… then moving onto something else…! LOL! Very nice!

    You sure you don’t write the jokes? 😉

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