“That is capitalism, lads.”
Which is why “free market” capitalism, like socialism, doesn’t really work except as an abstract intellectual fantasy. From the point of view of a corporation the only question is whether a government regulation benefits them. If it does, it is an essential government function. If it doesn’t, it is intrusive government regulation. But the reality is that a free market of any kind can’t function without government regulation. On a most basic level, government decides what is legally protected property and what isn’t.