From a purely mundane perspective, the following linked article is one of the best, if not the best, I've seen to date:

BEHIND THE PANIC: Financial Warfare over future of global bank power
by F. William Engdahl
Financial Sense
October 9, 2008

Beyond that article, here's some more useful information for you.

You need to study the impetuses behind the laws and the results of overturning those laws.

The U.S. is a capitalist nation; therefore, you will often read exposés that go beyond apologizing for excess to excusing and even lionizing it. The rich pay for the writing of history that reflects best upon them. The Wikipedia is a prime example where the rich pay editors to tweak articles in their favor, to downplay the greed and supported violence and oppression.

First they will steal. Then they will give some back for good PR (Public Relations) that only results in greater personal profits and gets those who expose them for righteousness' sake (and for other reasons too) off their backs somewhat and so to speak.

  1. Monopolies
  2. Trusts
  3. Antitrust laws
  4. Sherman Antitrust
  5. Clayton Antitrust
  6. Attempts to corner markets
  7. Consolidations
  8. Mergers and acquisitions
  9. Panics
  10. Robber barons
  11. Gilded Age
  12. Fractional reserve banking; If the banks promote and invest in junk, the system becomes insolvent. It can and has been planned by those who know how to gain from crashes, runs, bailouts, mergers, acquisitions, etc.
  13. Central banking
  14. Glass-Steagall Act
  15. Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which destroyed the Glass-Steagall Act and contributed to the current financial crisis
  16. Unionization
  17. Capitalism
  18. Socialism
  19. Class struggle
  20. Social class
  21. Soak the Rich
  22. The New Deal
  23. The Townsend Plan
  24. Share Our Wealth
  25. Greenbacks
  26. Free Silver
  27. Single Tax
  28. The Grange
  29. The Wobblies
  30. Democracy in the Workplace
  31. Worker Cooperatives
  32. Employee Ownership

Why bother with all of this? It's simply so you will have some of the vocabulary available to you when you consider all of these things in light of what Jesus teaches.

Jesus does not teach capitalism. Doing the commandments of Jesus negates capitalism. All are family. Good family members don't make a capitalistic profit off their fellow family members. The good family gives and shares all together. The good father does not hold out his hand for mammon or recompense when his children come to his table to eat. It's that simple. If everyone serves, as Jesus teaches, all are thereby served. The bottom rises, unlike what happens in the self-centered, competitive system known as capitalism.

Yes, family can help each other by employing each other's capitalistic businesses. That though would not be in the mix were it not for the problem that the whole system is founded on the false premise of greed to begin with. The family in this case is simply helping fellow family negotiate within the evil system that has ensnared all until they break free into real Christianity such as via the Christian Commons Project™.

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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