Category Archive: politics and policy

Five Reasons The Music Industry Hates Pandora The Most

Posted on | December 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

Note 1: I’ve been chipping away at this post for about eight twelve months off and on. I finally managed to bring it in for a landing yesterday night. File it under #slowblogging and #longreads. Sam Lefebvre’s recent cover story on Pandora in the East Bay Express overlaps some of what I discuss here, and […]

A few thoughts on Seattle’s New Minimum Wage Proposal

Posted on | May 5, 2014 | Comments Off on A few thoughts on Seattle’s New Minimum Wage Proposal

Lots of discussion and some confusion about the mayor’s recently announced minimum wage proposal (actually it’s the work of a committee of business, labor leaders, and politicians that he convened). To me, the most useful quick and dirty metric for thinking about the proposal is to look at the proposed minimum wage increase in 2014 […]

Seven Reasons Why I remain all in for Mayor McGinn

Posted on | May 17, 2013 | Comments Off on Seven Reasons Why I remain all in for Mayor McGinn

Update: Unless something significant changes as the late returns are counted, it looks like Mayor McGinn will be facing off against Ed Murray in the general election this fall. This promises to be as bare-knuckle a political fight as we’ve seen in Seattle in quite some time. For many people, I expect it will be […]

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