The clerisy operates on very different principles than its rival power brokers, the oligarchs of finance, technology or energy.
In contrast, the clerisy has little needed for the basically educated, but only an approving claque and faithful servants.
Much of the U.S. is struggling, but the clerisy has thrived.
Energy marks the clearest demarcating issues between the plutocrats and the clerisy.
It also has come under increased attack from among the ranks of the clerisy.
This money also funds many in the burgeoning nonprofit sector which employs many in the clerisy and often promotes their agenda.