Adam Davidson, NPR's international business and economics correspondent
Simon Johnson, Ronald A. Kurtz professor of entrepreneurship at MIT's Sloan School of Management
Arnold Kling, has worked as a staff economist of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and a senior economist at Freddie Mac
Nationalizing the banking system is a prospect pretty much every politician avoids talking about. But after the first $350 billion of the Troubled Asset Relief Program was distributed, American taxpayers became the biggest shareholders in Citigroup (7.8 percent) and Bank of America (6 percent).
A new year finds the banks still in trouble, even after a second round of TARP funding. Now, NPR's Adam Davidson and a couple of expert economists took on the big question: Should the U.S. nationalize the banking system?
You can read an archive of the chat, below. And you can join the discussion in the comments section.