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Ethics, Economics and the Future of the World

 Humane Civilization -- A Draft Manuscript
 humane Zivilsation / civilización humana / civilisation humaine

 About the Principal Author 

Heinz Aeschbach, born in Zürich, Switzerland, in 1946, earned his
medical degree at the University of Z
ürich, Switzerland in 1972 and a
federal diploma as piano teacher from the Music Academy in Z
ürich in 1968. He received his
psychiatric training at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 1972-75 and later received board certification (psychiatry).
1982 Founded Aeschbach and Associates, DBA Addiction and Psychotherapy Services
2017 co-founded Humane Civilization Worldwide

   Private studies since adolescence included philosophy, religions, and cultural anthropology, biology: focus on ethology (animal and human behavior research, primarily Konrad Lorenz and Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt); studies by primatologists Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Frans de Waal; also research by Richard Dawkins, Edward O. Wilson and others. More recently, literature studied summarizes brain research, evolutionary psychology and ethics. He had a special interest in utopian movements, what worked and why they failed. Heinz Aeschbach also pursued his interest in economics, studying works by Paul A. Samuelson, John Kenneth Galbraith, Robert L. Heilbroner, Milton Friedman, and Gunnar Myrdal. More recently he also read books by Hernando De Soto, Amartya Sen, Muhammad Yunus and others.

   For most of his psychiatric work, he has worked with opiate addiction-multiple diagnosis patients, patients with mood disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, and dissociative disorders. He consulted with institutions for the mentally retarded, and he has given numerous presentations at substance abuse / addiction conferences. His extensive continuing education includes family therapy, hypnotherapy and teaching self-hypnosis, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Dr. Aeschbach considers the biology of human behaviors and ethics of great relevance in his work with substance abuse-multiple diagnosis patients.

Heinz Aeschbach, MD  is founder and first Medical Director (1982-2017) of Aeschbach and Associates, DBA Addiction and Psychotherapy Services (APS) in Austin, Texas. He stil works closely with APS; Crispa Aeschbach-Jachmann, MD, a graduate of the Medical University of Vienna, Austria and board-cert. psychiatrist, is now the medical director.   see

Heinz Aeschbach is co-founder and first president of the educational-charitable corporation
Humane Civilization Worldwide
, 2017
Walter Aeschbach, MD (his twin brother) has been instumental in developing, reviewing and expanding the material of this website.

Humane Civilization Worldwide
  Mission Statement
  The goal of the organization is to work with other organizations on creating civilizations with humane conditions and humane treatment for all people and on protecting the environment while considering all sentient beings, by:
- Creating and continuously improving blueprints or model frameworks of economic, political, cultural and other societal institutions that are designed to realize the most ethical potentials of people in accordance with scientific insights concerning human nature and mental processes; and
- Efforts towards broad cooperation of people and organizations that agree at least in part or in principle with the goals of this organization, to increase the impact of humanitarian organizations and to create effective movements on local and global levels that work on peaceful reforms of cultures and civilizations using pragmatically as a guide. 
     Specific work shall include:
- Educational work that focuses on natural ethics, the study of broad, but hardly recognized and/or poorly understood problems of civilizations, and reform proposals that are based on these studies and the scientific understanding of human nature, as described in; education and addressed problems may include many specific areas of interest (such as public health issues, economic problems and psychiatric problems as they relate to crime and addiction prevention).
- Developing blueprints/model frameworks for the overhaul of economic, political, cultural and other societal institutions (adaptable/applicable to civilizations of any state of development), describing them in, and continuously working on improving them.
- Working towards broad cooperation of people and organizations that agree at least in part or in principle; outreach to other institutions, scholars, journalists, etc.
- Supporting other charitable and/or educational organizations that work towards similar goals and possibly assisting in coordinating fundraising and optimal distribution of funds.

      H. Aeschbach, M.D.:   About the Principal Author