Virgin on Business

There’s a fight going on. Then again, when isn’t there one at the intersection of business and politics over the past woes, present condition and future prospects for American manufacturing?

Being disruptive used to be a bad thing. Society frowned on those who would disrupt a classroom, a meeting, the steady flow of traffic, someone’s sleep.

Higher minimum wages will also result in jobs that never show up to begin with because they were created somewhere else.

However inadvertent and unintentional it was, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray provided some candid insight into policy formation in his administration when uttering what might have been the quote of the year, local politics division.

A new toxic material is threatening the Northwest. It’s safe enough for human, animal and fish consumption in its natural state, but it can be seriously hazardous to economic development projects and political careers.

For decades, elements of Washington’s political class have longed for — nay, lusted after — an income tax, this state being among the seven currently without one.

Let’s do a quick review of the list of service businesses that have been disrupted by the internet.Retailing? Thoroughly. Communications? No doubt. Media? We could tell you stories. Travel and tourism? They could tell you stories as well about how customers get information and book their own travel arrangements these days. Banking? Hmm, there’s an interesting one.