'This Week' Web Extra: Paul Krugman

Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman answers viewer questions.
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New York Times columnist Paul Krugman welcome and -- And because we believe all politics is social here at this week we're going to be putting some of the questions you submitted on FaceBook to Paul. So the first one comes from a need -- pains. And she says what do you think mr. -- should do first -- secretary of the treasury. Assuming he's confirmed -- relievers who now. And he's not very much of -- choice right he should go in there and slammed the table about the the the debt ceiling and say we we we give nothing it's up to you. He seduced Michael Corleone -- my offer to you is nothing. But it. -- -- So speaking of Jack -- Suzanne. -- asks she says actually she says I'm sure Paul Krugman hasn't given a moment's thought to Jack lose. Sector and so here's a signature in the area CNET and have you given thought and I have -- think it looks like I was thinking of putting my own signature. Just. It's it's better than that but not much better so. I don't know why I mean you know we don't do I and picnic and -- don't do book signings was supposed to do if you've got some sort of books to sign. He quickly you're either a very very good person but I'm not or you develop a signature looks like outside that's fine. But it's pretty silly that's pretty silly that's because that's funnier than than than even it's funnier even than mine might at least at least looks like -- Sort of -- once along -- aligned try to pretend that it was pregnant my name he's has given up the good. -- And so the next question comes from Chris Kristen well and she asks have you ever Enron and did you obviously I think what's. Talk about this sparsely right now there are about economics not to as far as economics have you ever been around him because obviously you'll follow blogs you know ship -- -- a couple of big things that was wrong. In the ninety's they -- -- the stories about the take -- and productivity and I sort of I have admitted that it's there I've learned something which is. If there's buzz out there pay attention even if it's not an official numbers yet. And I was really wrong about. Bond markets in 2003 I thought that the clear responsibility of the bush guys would. Wouldn't get reflected and it turns out that markets are willing to give the US a lot more rope and then then and isn't so sure and have admitted than actually one of the great things -- the blog. As I can take some time off you know it wouldn't wanna waste columns is going through everything are wrong why I got it wrong but I can do that -- on the -- I think it is important to face up. -- -- -- -- -- absolutely. And the next question comes from Tom Kramer who says what's your stock pick for 2013. I don't do. Actually first why don't I don't do that -- that Asia if I if I knew why would I tell you but -- but it's also it's not. Its stock picking us grow is not it's not it's not economic stock picking is being Warren Buffett and mastering the details of companies. Which I don't do. Fair enough and so just the last question is. What's going on with you and Jon Stewart we saw yesterday that. You blind. It seems like you're a little upset at his take on the idea of making the platinum coin to avoid that he had. He it's one thing is it is funny it's it's in you know it is a funny thing. But -- won't be funny for a preview of understanding with the issues are there's a reason we've gotten this plays and he just does this work yuck -- got called stupid Clinton into according. Which. Obviously neither he nor staff did even five minutes of looking at the financial blogs -- 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 it's just old those idiots and you know it. Part of the plea about Stewart the joke is that that he's funny but that the show is actually better informed than -- most of our public discussion. -- -- -- the ideas that the show should be like an especially good episode of the roundtable on on this weekend and with but except in the form jokes. And when he just turns it into -- oh I don't know nothing but those people look stupid to me then he's he's actually used. -- -- -- -- -- Interest. Well thank you Paul very much for joining us and thank you -- everyone who submitted their questions on FaceBook. You can follow the show on Twitter at this week ABC and on FaceBook at FaceBook dot com slash. This week --

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