All government intervention is a combination of tax and subsidy.
For example, minimum wage is tax for small business and subsidy for some privilege worker. Why privilege? When the price do not meet, somebody will be jobless and somebody will be overpaid. Who will be overpaid? Whichever is privileged.
Racist white people usually support minimum wage to keep blacks out of job, for example. Then job is not distributed by supply and demand but by various government regulation like affirmative action.
Here is another.
When people pay tax they think it’s still their money anyway.
The issue is not really the sanctioning per se… The issue is government can effectively tell women don’t choose Bob, choose Charlie instead. In US, that’s what government do if Charlie is single. In muslim countries that’s what government would do if Charlie is muslim.
Imagine if government has power to tell customers don’t buy iPhone, buy Samsung instead? Apple and Samsung won’t bother doing R&D to build better phones. They just bribe government official. The same way men don’t bother offering best offers for women. They just pay religious leaders, and feminazis to rule in their favor. Many hot babes are then underpaid.
It has nothing to do with morality as we know it. It’s about interests. Are you a good person? Well, not according those who lost money but yes according to those receiving it.
It’s not that simple. Through out history, somebody always rule. It’s a simple fact that those with balls and guns collect money from those who don’t. It took a long time for us to go from there to capitalism.
Rather than seeing that as evil, you may want to consider that as better than before and how to get it even better. For example, jobs are moving to china. That should give incentives for government to be nicer to businessmen and highly talented workers.