What does the Tesla sales bill in Connecticut have to do with Aetna moving its headquarters, and with bicycles in Seattle? It's about the culture of innovation.
Lawmakers have battled for three years over Tesla's quest to sell its electric cars directly to customers, bypassing the franchised dealer network. In the waning hours of the legislative session this year, it seems unlikely to come to a vote.
But looking broadly at the issue: No, most of us don't care how and where rich people buy their cars. Rather, the debate must be viewed through the lens of innovation, specifically how we can bring more of it here.
By some claims, that's why Aetna's CEO is moving the...