Sounds kind of like an Onion headline. But also sounds like a good idea.
The stimulus and associated bank bailouts were almost certainly absolutely necessary. We will never know, because we can’t run the experiment again. The implementation of the American stimulus seems to have been mismanaged by some criteria. We should know about that, but it’s hard, because transparency is one of the criteria it seems to be failing on. Perhaps Tufte will help us with that.