They're Cremating Ken Lay
On the other hand, if they did bury him, the family could maybe recoup some of Lay's ill-gotten gains from the people seeking them in remunerative torts by selling grave-pissing tickets. They really could make a (semi) legitimate fortune. How much do you think any of the 3000 people whose lives he ruined directly would pay for that, not to mention all the millions of people in California who were inconvenienced, hung over a barrel, and then bilked by ever-soaring deregulated electricity prices? Hell, I'd probably throw a ten-spot at that particular macabre (water) sporting event, and I wasn't even directly affected; I just have less than zero sympathy for the robber barons of the New Gilded Age.
Streetcar Update: My publisher is undergoing a cash crisis, so the book may be appearing in August or September. Sorry...