Terrific Enron Article on Slate

Kenneth Lay - Up a Creek

There's a neat article in Slate (posted yesterday) that gives a neat overview of the legal strategy used to nail the bastards at Enron and affiliated companies that made vast fortunes while screwing investors and manipulating the energy market in California.

Before I read this article, I was kind of upset that it took so long to indict Ken Lay. Now, I see how lawyers worked their way up the corporate ladder, indicting folks at Andersen and other companies affiliated with Enron, on their way to Lay at the top. So many lower-level employees and management types have flipped that it's going to take a miracle for Ken Lay to escape from this whole mess unscathed.

Maybe there is justice in this world...