All BlackRock wanted to do was make things easier for you. It had no prurient pecuniary motive in launching its own corporate bond-trading platform. It just wanted to help. That’s how it’s become the world’s largest money manager, after all.
Well, this is certainly not what the Bush administration and the companies that owned it had in mind. Who would have guessed that “American companies’ reputation here for overcharging and shoddy workmanship” would hurt our image even more than an invasion and occupation?