Paul Krugman, The New York Times, February 2, 2009
The Obama administration’s plan for rescuing the banking system is not the appropriate response to saving the financial system. ++ The problem goes beyond fairness considerations, "where taxpayers bear the cost if things go wrong, but stockholders and executives get the benefits if things go right." ++ Times have changed, Greenspan is no longer the Maestro and bankers are no longer heroes of capitalism. ++ "If taxpayers are footing the bill for rescuing the banks, why shouldn't they get ownership, at least until private buyers can be found?"