Relating to “Responses to Failures” (A10, February 25). As we attempt to level our fingers on the culprits, we should always not ignore the three fingers pointing again at us. Texas voters by and huge subscribed to the parable of deregulation. It is a mantra for politicians who’re all too prepared to make use of it for energy and revenue.
Whereas there may be undoubtedly radical over-regulation, the results of radical deregulation have been demonstrated advert infinitum. The dearth of oversight of regulators contributed on to the Nice Despair, the financial savings and credit score crunch of the Nineteen Eighties and Nineties, Enron, the 2007 monetary meltdown, quite a few plant and environmental disasters, and now the Huge Freeze.
Regulation is just not dangerous to capitalism; it’s important for that. Or a functioning authorities. I actually hope that Texan regulation will take an open, constructive, and non-partisan have a look at what went mistaken. However I hope there once more. I believe they will find yourself charging windmills, which perpetuates the parable that the majority will proceed to buy into.
Robert Campbell, Katy
Relating to “Legislators accuse PUC of getting carried out too little” (A1, Feb. 26): Texas lawmakers and governors can rant and rave in regards to the failure of ERCOT and PUC for something they need. However the fact is, the issue begins with them – what they’ve carried out and what hasn’t prior to now few years. The system you created failed. It’s important to repair it. Free markets are nice in lots of conditions however fail terribly in others.
Tom Hix, Houston
Because the Huge Freeze, I’ve learn an limitless litany of guilt and pointing about who’s accountable for individuals who lack meals, water, and different requirements. The blame goes from Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick, ERCOT, the PUC, Windmills and many others to virtually everybody however the one that is absolutely accountable. You might be that individual! This final occasion ought to function a wake-up name to individuals who, when issues are dangerous, are accountable for their very own well-being. And guess what? The hurricane season is simply across the nook. Make plans now to have the provides you want to assist you and your loved ones. Being ready offers you an important sense of calm in a disaster. It is significantly better than standing in line and hoping to get an MRE, bottle of water, and a gallon of gasoline from an company that will or will not be there when wanted. As Grandma used to say, “Put together for a wet day as a result of you realize what? It will rain!”
Jeff Kesler, Sugar Nation
Relating to “Time Journal honors Hidalgo for his management expertise.” (A2, February 26): Congratulations to Harris County Choose Lina Hidalgo, who was named a Chief on Time Journal’s Time 100 Subsequent. She was on the forefront of the prosecution of controlling COVID-19 in our county, and he or she was spot on when she advised Harris County residents to arrange for the approaching winter storm prefer it was a Class 5 hurricane. The assaults on them due to their age and ethnicity are utterly unjustified. “The proof is within the pudding!”
Victoria J. Swenson, Pasadena
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