Hilzoy rounds up some of the usual suspects. Her bottom line:
We, the taxpayers, assume a lot of the risks under this plan. This is one reason why, as Paul Krugman says, it's a huge gamble on the proposition that the assets in question are undervalued, and will regain their value as soon as the economy returns to normal. If that's true, then we will probably get our money back, though we won't do as well as we would have done had we paid market prices. But if it's not, then we will be left holding the bag. And it's a very, very big bag.
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