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12/14/2010 12:47 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Gordon Brown To Jon Stewart: 'You Guys Have Got To Get Your Act Together' (VIDEO)

Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the global economic crisis of 2008, told Jon Stewart last night: "You've got to underpin markets by some sort of moral responsibility."

Brown and Stewart spoke about the British politician's new book, "Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalization."

Stewart asked Brown about leading in the midst of the economic meltdown in October 2008. He asked about the moment when he knew there would be trouble, "Who do you yell at first?"

"You know, they say about finance ministers: There are those who fail and those who get out in time," Brown said.

Later in the show, Brown told Stewart: "You guys have got to get your act together and say to these banks and say to the financial system, 'proper transparency,' 'proper rules,' 'proper standards'. But my point is that you can't just do it in America now."

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