Monday, June 10, 2013

Best of Spherical Model, Part I

This is my 399th blog post. The next post is the 400th. That’s a lot of words in about 2 ¼ years. I think my son Political Sphere is probably the only person to have read every post. But there are a growing number of regular readers. For those of you who are just recently dropping in, I thought this milestone might be a good time for review, which I'll do in three posts this week.
Today I plan to review the Spherical Model idea, and cover a few favorite posts related to the Political Sphere. Wednesday I plan to cover favorite posts related to the Economic Sphere. And Friday I’ll cover favorite posts related to Civilization. Some posts can’t be separated out, so there’s likely to be some overlap.
I recognize this will be too much reading for one sitting (or several). So I suggest making a note of the posts this week for reference, to get back to when you want a little more idea food about freedom, prosperity, and thriving civilization.
If you like what your read, please share. My purpose is to offer ideas that I believe will help people. My prayer is that those who need to see these ideas will find them, and find them useful.

The Spherical Model
The Spherical Model is a way of looking at the interrelationships of political, economic, and social ideologies. It is an alternative to the inadequate left/right paradigm. It’s a little more complex than that oversimplification, but it is still relatively simple and easy to visualize. The ideas are presented in more detail on The Spherical Model website, where you’ll find an introduction page, and then sections for the political, economic, and social spheres. The social/civilization sphere is big enough that it is covered in two articles. The total is probably about 50 pages of reading. So that’s a good starting place. The blog is to support, and to look at how the ideas can be applied in our real world
So, to understand the Spherical Model, I suggest these:
· (all parts)
·         First Blog Post (March 4, 2011)
·         One Hundred (July 29, 2011)
·         Political, Economic, and Social Sphere Interact Some More (November 17, 2011)
·         Year Two Begins (March 5, 2012)
·         What Is the Spherical Model (March 1, 2013)
o   Economic Sphere Basics (March 4, 2013)
o   Basics of the Civilization Sphere (March 6,2013)
o   Recognizing Savagery When We See It (March 8,2013)
·         Amplify the Love (April 29, 2013) 

The Political Sphere
The basics of the Political Sphere concern the principles put into our basic law, the US Constitution. These include limiting the role of government to its proper role as protector of God-given rights. Here are a few favorites.
·         *Role of Government (March 8, 2011)
·         Leaders vs. Power Mongers Parts I, II, III (March 11, March 12, March 14, 2011)
·         *Political Commentary from Gulliver’s Travels (September 13, 2011)        
·         Constitutionalism (September 22, 2011)
·         * The Hunger Games on the Spherical Model (March26, 2012)
·         The “Keep Us Free” Game (April 4, 2012)
·         The Proper Role of Government—Again (July 18,2012)
·         Happy 225th Birthday (September 17,2012)
·         Measuring Rulers (January 24, 2013)

·         You Might Be Living Under Tyranny If...Parts I and II (May 15, May 17, 2013)

* Among the most popular re-reads.


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