How State and Market affected Human Culture

Harari believes that the state and the market became the central aspects of human culture when the free market came into play.  As stated by Harari in the reading, “Capital and politics influence each other to such an extent that their relations are hotly debated by economists, politicians, and the general public alike” (Harari, pg. 366).  The issue is that politics should definitely not be allowed to influence capitol but it’s ok for capitol to influence politics.  In Harari’s eyes the best option when It comes to economic policies is to keep politics as far away from the economics, tax reduction, and the governments regulation to minimum.  The free-market approach is the most popular doctrine or theory of capitalists in the world today.  The state and market was changed the aspects of human culture because heavy free-market ideals influenced many people’s minds.  Many people loved the idea of the free market and especially big business owners.  Along with anything that sounds too good to be true there is a catch.  Know market is free of all the political bias of any kind in the world.  The future is the most important resource of ours.  Human culture learned to adopt this way of thinking.  The fact is that unemployment numbers went go down and new factories opened up when the culture adopted free-market.


The role that historians should play as we consider the future (or end) of homo sapiens is the constant reminder of what can happen to cultures when they screwup or succeed.  History lays out every little detail of when groups of people went wrong.  It’s vital to know history of nation’s and if free-markets worked or not.

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  1. I agree with you on the fact that historians should play a major role in considering the future of humans. Historians have the knowledge of what worked and did not work in the past and this can be applied to the future. The one thing I do not completely agree with is that we need to know history to learn about free markets.

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