May
12
2009

WSJ Lauds Oprah for Conspicuous Consumption

When Oprah Winfrey addressed Duke's 2009 graduating class at a May 10 commencement, she talked about the pleasures of being wealthy: "It's great to have nice homes!… It's great to have a private jet. Anyone that tells you that having your own private jet isnâ┚¬Ã¢”ž¢t great is lying to you." "But," said Oprah, "you haven't completed the circle of success until you help someone else move to a higher ground and get to a better place." Wall Street Journal Wealth Report blogger Robert Frank wasn't so interested in helping others part, but he really liked the part about how great […]