And thanks to Stephan Kinsella for his blog on Pete's takedown of Tyler Cowen on the bank bailout question, and other web comments. I well remember when Koch Foundation executives accompanied Tyler, then a student, to meet Ron Paul, and one of the execs bragged to me that Tyler would so surpass Murray Rothbard as to put him in the shade (I translate the crude language used, for the perennial Koch ambition). I guffawed, and have had no reason to regret that involuntary response. Now, Tyler is a brilliant and productive guy, who often finds good reason to side with the regime. But Rothbard, as an economist and a man, is a colossus.