Time for a trip down memory lane. Seems that greatest economic machine that's ever been created, which Warren Buffet referred to, has some dark moments in it's past as well as it's present.
Perhaps it's time to take a hard look at the past workings of Corporate America, the Banking Industry and Government involvement without the blinders on. Time to consider whether the History is one of a glorious rise of Free Marketeers or a litany of deceit.
Here is an overview from Wiki;
One of the books written on this subject is entitled, "Burning Down the House: How Greed, Deceit, and Bitter Revenge Destroyed E.F. Hutton.