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California on the Cutting Edge

Your cover story on California highlighted the amazing power of free enterprise [Nov. 2]. If the government would get out of the way, the private sector would pull the state from the abyss and toward a real recovery. Tragically, however, state and federal officials, beginning with taxer in chief Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, will continue to tax companies out of business and delay recovery in the Golden State.

Dale Williams, WILLOW PARK, TEXAS

Thank you for stating the unpopular view that California has enduring strengths. One other point: we have learned from our earthquakes and fires and...

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