Thursday, February 04, 2010

Maryland's Genuine Progress Indicator

The State has developed this indicator to describe progress in more general and more useful terms than does the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Per Capita. Check out the website for the index!

The per capita GDP has been growing nicely since World War II, but the GPI suggests that for most of the past 20 years it has been doing so at the expense of the society as a whole, with environmental problems in inequity of the distribution of income increasing.

I encourage Governor O'Malley to get us back on track to more genuine progress in the next decade!

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