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Principled Societies Project

Empowering Community Cognition

About Principled Societies Project

The mission of the Principled Societies Project (PSP) is to support science-based development and testing of new societal systems (e.g., economic, financial, governance systems) that are designed to demonstrably improve the common good.

Fiscal Sponsor

The fiscal sponsor of the Principled Societies Project is We, The World, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Tax-deductible donations to PSP can be made through our fiscal sponsor.


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Principled Societies Project was founded in 2012 by John Boik. Dr. Boik received a BS in civil engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder; a master's degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, Oregon; and a PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Texas, Health Sciences Center, Houston, where he studied cancer biology. He completed postdoctoral work at Stanford University, in the Department of Statistics, and is currently courtesy faculty at Oregon State University, Environmental Sciences Graduate Program. He is the author of Economic Direct Democracy and other books and papers. Interests include statistical modeling and data science; permaculture; and information theory, cognitive science, AI, and complex systems science as they apply to the design of societal systems.

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