Addressing Inequality in Maryland

Addressing Inequality in Maryland

When assessing policies affecting our state and the well-being of all our citizens, we should be using a lens such as the Genuine Progress Indicator.

Inequality Is Hurting Us All

Inequality Is Hurting Us All

If the levels of greater income equality of 1968 still prevailed today, the poorest fifth of Marylanders would be earning twice what they take home now.

Workshop: Genuine Progress Indicator

Workshop: Genuine Progress Indicator

Experts from the Maryland Department of Resources and the Institute for Policy Studies will
introduce Maryland’s  alternative state indicator and discuss how it could best be utilized by people interested in incorporating it into the work  of the Transition Towns movement in Howard County.

Measuring Progress

Measuring Progress

Maryland’s government is embracing an alternative way to monitor the state’s wellbeing called the Genuine Progress Indicator, which brings depth to the analysis of the state’s economic growth.

The Dawning of GDP’s Hegemony

The Dawning of GDP’s Hegemony

When the Great Depression hit, Congress lacked any tools with which to accurately measure just how the economy as a whole was faring.

Diplomas vs. Deportation

Diplomas vs. Deportation

Maryland is one of a handful of states helping young undocumented immigrants obtain a college education.