Tariffs and excise taxes were examples of restraints on trade. In and of themselves, they didn't allow concentration of wealth or political power.
Aside from propaganda, you could've said the same thing about European immigration around the turn of the 20th century or any other factors. Different choices by different actors allow for different outcomes. There is absolutely nothing natural, inevitable, or inherent about capitalism that causes concentration of wealth and power.
I think you see yourself some kind of white knight coming to the aid of the commenter I'll call Mr. Inherent Influences. You should let him/her fight their own intellectual battles
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