At Redefining Progress, we believe that progress is not measured
by the quantity of goods we consume, how fast our economy
is growing, or how much financial wealth is being amassed.
We believe progress is measured by how well we:
- Equitably distribute wealth, income, and access to cultural
- Diversify and stabilize our economic base;
- Protect and restore native ecosystems; and
- Advance social, economic, and environmental sustainability.
Redefining Progress works at the local, state, and national
levels to define indicators of genuine progress in these areas.
Genuine Progress Indicator
At the national level, we publish periodic updates to the
Indicator, an alternative to GDP that takes inequality,
environmental degradation, and debt into account as well as
the benefits associated with housework, parenting, volunteering,
and higher education.