TARP is now projected to cost just $19B and the final cost may actually be lower, Robert...

|By:, SA News Editor

TARP is now projected to cost just $19B and the final cost may actually be lower, Robert Samuelson writes; without TARP, unemployment would be far worse than the current 8.9%. Dean Baker counters that Samuelson uses "shoddy accounting" to reach those conclusions, and thinks the U.S. should have tried a different "fire hose": bank nationalization.