Christianity has nothing to do with free markets.
Jesus' teachings do not endorse capitalism.
(I'm not arguing here that Jesus teachings necessarily denounce capitalism either, although that is the direction I lean, theologically...)
Economist John Quiggin wrote Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us. Quiggin said recently on NPR's Marketplace:
If I had one wish for Christmas, it's that my friends who don't like hip hop would still give Kanye West's new album a try. It's an incredible musical achievement. If I had two wishes, it would be the Kanye Album, and that American voters would stop voting to expand the wealth and power of the already wealthy and powerful. If I had three wishes, I would wish for the Kanye thing, the voters, and that all of the children of the world would join hands and sing together in a spirit of harmony and peace.
No, no, who am I kidding! I mean, they're not gonna be able to get all those kids together! I mean, the logistics of the thing is impossible! It's more trouble than it's worth!
So, we reorganize: here we go. The first would be for $30 million a month to be given to me, tax-free in a Swiss bank account...