This is exactly why I support sales taxes (with UBI) to replace the income tax code. Most corruption is because people are choosing things they don't know the real cost of, and most of our government representatives are playing fast and loose with exemptions and tax breaks to feed the system that gets a tax deduction for brainwashing children (products and religions: but I repeat myself).
The opposite of unfettered capitalism is not socialism: it's sales tax. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer because the poor work for them to buy cheap stuff. All of the power starts at the checkouts, where the real costs should be visible so people can make real choices. One dollar really is only one vote. Vote early and often. If you want Change, keep it in your pocket.
Sales taxes are less regressive than a dead planet.