Thinking over the article the last few days, there are related parallels, I believe.
One wonders for instance if evils such as racism could have persisted quite so virulently had they not been institutionalised. It's clear that, just as businesses enlisted the aid of government to stifle competition, racists did the same to enforce their preferences. Segregation wasn't just custom, it was law.
Primogeniture would be another example, families made it the law of the land in an effort to ensure that the same families would retain power generation after generation.
It seems that a lot of the so called evils of capitilism and free societies are the result, not of that freedom, but the restriction of it.
Truer words were never spoken!