Communities worldwide face dangerous problems that can include climate change, high unemployment, pollution, budget shortfalls, high debt, infrastructure decay, income inequality, epidemic rates of preventable diseases, biodiversity loss, and other issues. Those communities that thrive in the 21st Century may well be the ones that become smarter, more organized, and more focused on solving local problems in light of global challenges.
The Local Economic Direct Democracy Association (LEDDA) framework is a set of innovations that could one day help communities reinvent themselves as strong, secure, resilient, and prosperous. It is based on the 2014 book Economic Direct Democracy. The LEDDA framework is a prototype project within the larger program of wellbeing centrality. Concepts are presented in the paper Optimality of Social Choice Systems.