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Beyond the Great Recession and Beyond GDP
June 14, 2013 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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 economic growth alone cannot deliver progress–indeed will not be possible at all–if we do not do more to support what really matters for our people and our future: improving family well-being, harnessing the power of our societal wealth through greater equity, and living more sustainably in our natural world.
The Institute for Policy Studies’ Genuine Progress Project and Demos, in cooperation with the Town Creek Foundation, are proud to welcome Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley for a special keynote dialogue in our second GPI in the States Summit, which is bringing leaders from around the country to Baltimore to learn about the Maryland GPI and other important new efforts in states such as Oregon and Vermont. Joining Governor O’Malley in this dialogue, we are also proud to welcome Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute and one of our country’s leading thinkers on well-being measurement and sustainable economic growth.