Group 8 and Group 20 Toronto Discussion Paper, June 2010: Economic Models and Towards the Highest Values in Human Civilization, by Dr Mark Fernando

Posted by Mark Fernando on 23 June 2010

Group 8 and Group 20 Toronto Discussion Paper, June 2010: Economic Models and Towards the Highest Values in Human Civilization.


The economic model that undergirds the macroeconomic structure of international humanitarian intervention and economic assistance, is primarily based upon Keynesian and neo-Keynesian economic models. This macroeconomic structural paradigm is not specifically correlated to a particular political ideology and is most certainly not a party political instrument. At the meta-philosophical and meta-ethical levels of analysis and synthesis, internationally agreeable structures of humanitarian interventions and economic stimuli can at the very least ensure to alleviate degrading human suffering.  Therefore, this discussion paper proposes to argue that in the pursuit of achieving the highest human values towards fairness, social justice and the movement towards decent human ideals, it is necessary to generate economic models that are able to include moral philosophical and ethical ideas inherently structured within them. This in turn can lead to the realization of these truly humanitarian beliefs, ensuring that the cause of human civilization can be advanced and progressed. In the long term, these very highest of humanitarian values, that are primarily ethically and moral philosophically based, which could be calibrated into the most advanced economic modelling systems, can be utilized to deliver, not just simply well intentioned charitable activities, (that are highly valuable in their own right,) but well planned, co-ordinated, vast and macro- scale, humanitarian healthcare diplomacy, amongst the nations of the world. 

This discussion paper wishes to argue that it is a sine qua non of international humanitarian economic intervention efforts, to concentrate particularly upon the humanitarian healthcare needs of the very poorest and the most needy segments of communities in the world. Humanitarian healthcare interventions can certainly assist in a range of multi-faceted diplomatic efforts to create bridges of understanding and mutual respect among vastly differing communities across the world. Some of these communities could be in distant isolated regions and some of the most remote areas of the globe.
It is very certainly, in the macro-scale strategic advantage objectives of the Group 8 nations, Group 20 nations and well beyond, to ensure that humanitarian healthcare economic interventions are made within properly governed criteria of International Laws, United Nations Conventions and Protocols, agreeable to all the participating nations and communities. These long term strategic objectives can also be mapped and built into the proposed juxtaposition and integration of values based economic models that are under discussion. These methodologies and paradigms, based upon moral philosophical concepts and ethics, can make highly significant contributions towards improvements in basic living standards, public health advice and requirements, combined with the general human wellbeing of these most vulnerable segments of humanity in the world. These macro-scale economic and social development strategic advantages to Group 8 nations and to Group 20 nations, would yield a rich harvest of economic gains and human advancement, towards the general wellbeing of humanity, the creating of better diplomatic and intrinsic relationships between different communities in the world, enabling the advancement of human civilization in the 21st century.                                                                                                      
Dr Mark Fernando,
Adviser & Consultancy on Humanitarian Healthcare Diplomacy and Executive Director, Humanitarian Healthcare