The founding fathers knew what they were talking about! Why do you think they say "if you don't know history then you are doomed to repeat it"? Think about what all those old saying mean! They were gifts from out ancestors!! History DOES repeat itself but an educated patriot can keep a watchful eye on his republic and protect it, Many will try to corrupt and steal it!!
The old-money rich set up and use corporations as a means to siphon our tax money via the government "legally". It's legal because most of our elected officials in washington have been bought and pocketed by them. Politicians aren't going to go against the people who made them rich, and once rich, it's even more advantageous to make laws that benefit the rich.