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Compendium of infographics from

The Burkean Gridiron

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2-page overview of the Burkean Gridiron, including examples for education, presidents and more.

7 Posts by David Burkean about OCT7th

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1-page digest of David Burkean's seven posts between OCT7th and DEC7th.

eCon Scales

The Control Scales were introduced in eCon 101.


People outnumber the socionomic nucleons that lord over them. People are represented as households on the left side of the Humanity Control Scales, ask the eCon Scales. Nucleons are on the right side of the scales: GovNukes (governmental agencies), businesses and religions.


Socionomic nucleons exert centralized control (cCon) over people. Some cCon is good, virtuous even. However, most cCon is bad, venal and even vindictive. Mostly, it’s stupid and unnatural, deeply unnatural. It’s stupid because it’s out of balance, as the eCon Scales show. People and their brains and their phones outweigh the collective intelligence of the nucleons in their universe, even if the nukes have almost all the power. This imbalance made some sense pre-iPhone. It doesn’t now.

eCon Axes


The eCon Axes were introduced in eCon 102.


Axiomatically, socionomic control ranges from centralized to decentralized.  

cCon mechanisms include higher taxes, monopolies and bureaucrats, to name a few. cCon results in societal penury, jealousy, helplessness and torpidity. This pattern has repeated itself time and again, recently and long ago. 

dCon mechanisms include lower taxes, competition and vouchers. dCon results in prosperity, happiness, empowerment and innovation. The Trump Economy from 2016 through 2019 is an outstanding example, all the more for flowering so quickly and strongly even though not fully implemented. For instance, he never got to vouchers

This range of control centralization is represented by the fundamental eCon scales known as Economic Control Axes, or eCon Axes for short. The top level eCon Axis is therefore the eCon Axis, since it also applies to non-economic domains like political unions. For instance, democracy is a dCon phenomenon. So, the eCon Axis is also the universal Control Axis. 

Economic Systems on the eCon Axis 


Economic Systems on the eCon Axis was introduced in eCon 103.

The economic systems that dominate economic thinking today are plotted here on the eCon Axis, where they are characterized in eCon terms of electrons and nucleons.


What is socialism? It is a system where government controls much or most property in society through taxes and regulation. To force this on the people, private property rights are minimized. That is socialism.


What is capitalism? It is a system where economic electrons (households) and businesses operate freely, subject to enforced rules of order. Capitalism thrives when private property rights are protected.


Two notes about capitalism:

  1. Capitalism is a center right phenomenon on the eCon Axis. Hence, America has always been a center right country. As a corollary, America has been a successful country because we’re a capitalist country.

  2. Capitalism is predicated on voluntary and orderly agreements between consenting parties exercising their private property rights, so is represented by a handshake.

Particle Properties in an eCon System


The properties of particles in an eCon system were introduced in eCon 300.

Each particle – electrons and nucleons – has four operating properties.

  1. Data: information available to the particle

  2. Bandwidth: ability to absorb and communicate information via connections and sensors

  3. Intelligence: ability to process data, and to ideate actions and reactions

  4. Powers: purchasing power, legal and taxing authority, commercial power, police and military power, etc.

Christian Friends of Israel

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Let all friends of Israel thank American Christians for their love and devotion to the Holy Land.

Jews & Christians together support the homeland of the Judeo-Christian Tradition, on which the freedom, justice and bountifulness of modern life is based.

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