Webinar: How to Measure Progress? Replacing GDP

Webinar: How to Measure Progress? Replacing GDP

What if we defined economic success not by the money we spent and the goods we consumed, but by the quality of life we create? The Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) does exactly that. From the costs of crime, pollution, commuting and inequality, to the value of...
Maryland Legislative Review

Maryland Legislative Review

Governor O’ Malley and our representatives in the General Assembly will be gathering in Annapolis in January to deal with serious state budget problems and address statewide policy needs in an election year. The 2014 legislature must also be ready to react to...
Webinar: Moving Beyond GDP

Webinar: Moving Beyond GDP

Did you know that that Maryland is leading the world to a more equitable and sustainable economy? Join this webinar hosted by Maryland Nonprofits and featuring Daphne Wysham, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and Director of IPS’ Genuine...
Beyond the Great Recession and Beyond GDP

Beyond the Great Recession and Beyond GDP

As the first U.S. state to adopt a Genuine Progress Indicator, Maryland is at the leading edge of a national and global movement to rethink and reorient how we measure economic performance and social progress. At the heart of this movement is a recognition that...
Prosperity Not Austerity Rally!

Prosperity Not Austerity Rally!

Institute for Policy Studies’ projects: Green Security Project, Genuine Progress Project, and New Internationalism Project join with Maryland Coalition to Fund Our Communities and other co-sponsors Peace Action, United for Peace and Justice, CODEPINK,...

New Report Shows True Cost of Inequality in Maryland

Washington DC – A new report for release on Wednesday, March 20, details the economic costs of inequality in the state of Maryland. The report, entitled “Closing the Inequality Divide: A Strategy for Fostering Genuine Progress in Maryland,” uses a...
Report: Closing the Inequality Divide

Report: Closing the Inequality Divide

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT Most Americans didn’t see it coming. Back at the end of 2004, our nation’s leading economic indicator, the Gross Domestic Product, was soaring along at a robust rate of over 4 percent per year. The prospects for continued prosperity,...
Workshop: Genuine Progress Indicator

Workshop: Genuine Progress Indicator

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is widely considered an appropriate measurement of economic prosperity. But GDP rises even when increased production results in bad things, like crime, pollution, nuclear waste and toxins. Is there a better measure? Called the Genuine...