New Economy Maryland

About

New Economy Maryland seeks to help build an economy that better serves ALL our people and protects our planet.

We celebrate a wide range of creative solutions to advance the much needed New Economy.

Our approach, that promotes informed ideas moving into effective action across silos, will be essential to the success of this growing movement.  We are pleased that there is now a significant moment of opportunity to advance a bold vision of a New Economy in Maryland.

We are strengthened by the intellectual and activist resources of the Institute for Policy Studies and the New Economy Working Group.

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People and Planet First Agenda

NEM May 2nd event logoJoin us on Saturday, September 19 for a day of celebration and exploration of the new economy. There will be interactive workshops that will explore core elements of the New Economy movement. The evening event, People and Planet First: A Multi­generational dialogue on Maryland’s Future, will feature Greenpeace USA Director and Story of Stuff founder Annie Leonard, in a multi­generational dialogue on Maryland’s Future. Also featured will be the Democracy Collaborative’s Gar Alperovitz, Progressive Maryland’s Larry Stafford, and Climate Change MD Coordinator Larissa Johnson, moderated by Institute for Policy Studies Director John Cavanagh.

Click here to find out more information about the event.

New Economy Maryland Fellowship Program

We have recently launched an exciting project – the first ever New Economy Maryland Fellows.

This program focuses on building power to create change in the great state of Maryland and beyond.

Our professional development fellowship builds two sets of skills:

  • Mastering a compelling conceptual framework for transforming Maryland into a more equitable, environmentally sustainable, and democratic state.
  • Writing op-eds, letters to the editor, and blog posts intended for a broad general audience.

Learn more and meet our 2015 Fellows.

Resources

There is a story to be told about how the New Economy is taking shape in communities all over the globe.  Luckily it is not just a story about what should happen, but about the inspiring work already underway.  The items below attempt to tell part of that story. Please feel free to share with us your thoughts, ideas and hopes regarding the New Economy Movement.

Gus Speth, an active leader of the New Economy Working Group, lays out a clear vision of America the Possible in this short video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcYqsbpbRTU

 

While the European Union’s new banker pay standards may be imperfect, they do represent tougher regulations that the U.S. can learn from.
The London Whale-Sized Loopholes in Wall Street Pay Reform

 

 

A millionaire’s attempt to explain why he’s better than you falls flat.
You Just Got ‘Richsplained’

 

 

Addressing inequality head-on will put our nation’s wealth back where it belongs — with all of us.
The Scourge of Siphon-Up Economics

 

 

Our colleague Miriam Pemberton reminds us that occasionally we can win even on the Hill.
Rare Progressive Victory Will Help Build a Peace Economy

 

 

The Coordinator of the New Economy Working Group, Noel Ortega, helps us understand the brilliance and limitations of the surprisingly popular Piketty book.
What Piketty Forgot

 

 

Dealing with Student Debt will be essential to building our New Economy. IPS report getting substantial attention.
Student Debt Report Captures National Attention

 

 

Share this info-graphic to help get the word out.
Infographic: “One Percent” State Universities

 

 

How Dr. King would view this day and the need to move beyond GDP.
Reflecting on Dr. King’s Legacy

 

 

IPS Director, John Cavanagh and Robin Board lay out the larger frame for our New Economy work.
It’s the New Economy, Stupid

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