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Books, Papers, Articles, and Media

Books, academic/technical papers and posters, blog articles, media, and other works about the Principled Societies Project and LEDDA Framework are collected here.

Upcoming and Recent Interviews/Talks

The interviews/talks below focus on the three-part series of concept papers "Science-Driven Societal Transformation" recently published (2020/2021) in Sustainability.


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

Academic/Technical Papers and Posters

Sustainability  Boik JC. Societal transformation: A role for second-order cognitive science?. ScienceX (science blog); Feb 4, 2021.

Sustainability  Boik JC. Science-Driven Societal Transformation, Part I: Worldview. Sustainability; 12(17), 2020, 6881.

Sustainability  Boik JC. Science-Driven Societal Transformation, Part II: Motivation and Strategy. Sustainability; 12(19), 2020, 8047.

Sustainability  Boik JC. Science-Driven Societal Transformation, Part III: Design. Sustainability; 13(2), 2021, 726.

IDEAS  Boik JC. Optimality of Social Choice Systems: Complexity, Wisdom, and Wellbeing Centrality. IDEAS 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.

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

Please share and republish blog articles. These works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Creative Commons License

Questions  Boik JC. Two Questions Could Help Save Us From Collapse. Feb 11, 2019.

Equality  Boik JC. Equality: A Beneficial Alternative to Collapse. May 28, 2018.

Metamodel of new systems  Boik JC. Metamodel for New Social Choice Systems. March 19, 2018.

Problem-solving process  Boik JC. Is Solving Problems the Ideal of Democracy and Capitalism?. April 17, 2017.

The next big thing  Boik JC. Solving Problems That Matter Could Be the Next Big Thing. February 20, 2017.

What jobs do we find meaningful?  Boik JC. An Economy of Meaning, or Bust. February 3, 2017.

Can we can develop more meaningful economic and governance systems?  Boik JC. Wellbeing Centrality: Toward an Economics and Politics of Meaning. February 3, 2017.

Which economic system designs can best help us to solve problems?  Boik JC. Why Stop at Basic Income and a Living Wage? February 3, 2017.

Lay Articles

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

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.

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.

Videos and Other Media

Local Financial System Animation. Introduces the Token Exchange System. The video stems from John Boik’s 2012 book, Creating Sustainable Societies. That book is superseded by Economic Direct Democracy, and so the video is a bit outdated. A Portuguese translation is available here.

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