The Market in historic terms like Istanbul or Dubai has not helped with the collection of credit or building a nation. In their society bankers and merchants were second class. On the contrary, Kings and generals started to adopt “the marketile way of thinking”. This positive thinking of credit and market gave bankers a “high class’ seat in society. The European conquest of the world was so successful because it was mostly banked from credit and empiricism. Credit being described as a promise to the future, rather than the old way of thinking which was a finite amount of wealth to go around. This also made entrepreneurs, explorer and businesses want to become very successful. It all revolved around a richer future.
As historians look forward, they should do so as the European countries did with credit. If that alone has taught humanity anything, it’s that either sapiens are stuck in a relatively low economy with little increase over thousands of years, or that its more than one thousandth in little more than half a century. If humans are to “evolve” they need to do so with open minds and curiosity.