Here is a new NYT symposium, including a contribution by yours truly, opening like this:
The sooner banks can get out of TARP the better. People have differing opinions on which of the bailouts were good ideas and which not, but we can all agree that the entire episode has been a national nightmare. We should not turn down a chance to put parts of that nightmare behind us.
Matt Yglesias had a good blog post on this same topic.