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Paul Krugman chastises Jon Stewart for mocking the platinum coin

Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman slammed Jon Stewart for his segment on the platinum coin, saying that "Obviously neither he nor his staff did even five minutes of looking at the financial blogs."

In an ABC News web exclusive, Krugman said: “It is a funny thing. But you want to be funny from a point of view of understanding what the issues are. There’s a reason we’ve gotten to this place." He added: “Obviously neither he nor his staff did even five minutes of looking at the financial blogs which have been talking about this. Lots of people think it’s a bad idea. Lots of people think it’s a good idea. But it’s not just, ‘Oh, those idiots.’"

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