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Books, Papers, Media Articles, and More

Books, academic papers, media articles, and other printed or media items about the Principled Societies Project or the LEDDA Framework are collected here. Blog articles are listed on their own page.


BIEN Boik JC. Basic income’s mutually supportive cousin. Basic Income Earth Network; 2017.


Ideas Boik JC. Optimality of Social Choice Systems: Complexity, Wisdom, and Wellbeing Centrality. RePEc Working Paper; 2016.


De Lange Boik JC. LEDDA Framework: Innovation for Thriving, Resilient Communities. De Lange Conference X: Humans, Machines, and the Future of Work. Poster Presentation. Rice University, Houston, TX; 2016.


FP Boik, JC, Fioramonti, L, Milante, G. Rebooting Democracy" Foreign Policy Magazine; March 16, 2015.

On March 18, 2015, Aspen Institute chose the article as one of the Five Best Ideas of the Day. The list was picked up by Time Magazine.


IJCCR Boik JC. First Micro-Simulation Model of a LEDDA Community Currency-Dollar Economy. International Journal of Community Currency Research; 2014.


shareable Johnson, C. "Can a Complementary Currency Help End Poverty? A Q&A with John Boik. Shareable; December 2, 2014.


Truthout Fioramonti, L. and Boik, JC. Competing with Capitalism to Maximize Well-Being. Truthout; October 20, 2014.


Economic Direct Democracy Boik JC. Economic Direct Democracy: A Framework to End Poverty and Maximize Well-Being. SiteForChange.com; 2014.


Local Financial System Animation. Our first animated video, Principled Societies Project Part I: A Local Financial System introduces the Token Exchange System. The video stems from John Boik’s 2012 book, Creating Sustainable Societies (which is superseded by Economic Direct Democracy), and so is a bit outdated.




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