diberry - 3:29 pm on Nov 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
It's a strategy known as "pretend to fail". It is by design. By pushing the edge and in many cases going over the edge they invite regulation and who better to engage in the regulatory process than themselves, they'll be players at the table when these bureaucratic "fixes" are negotiated and the impact of those regulations will serve to stifle competition by raising the bar of entry into their market areas.
Okay, I'm just going to follow you around putting +1 under your posts.
Just kidding, but really? This explains a lot.