The rich, so called because they can afford not to work. The term was made current by the economist Thorstein Veblen in his book The Theory of the Leisure Class.
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The Rev. Jesse Jackson dubbed it Democrats for the Leisure Class.Al From, Architect of Democrats’ Comeback in the ‘90s, Welcomes the Populists|Eleanor Clift|January 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These are just playtime politics, luxuries for the leisure class.Julian Assange Loves Rand Paul and His ‘Very Principled Positions’|Michael Tomasky|August 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I know that there is use telling leisure class ladies what exercise at the wash-tub would do for their abdomens and backs.
I am called in by these fat, over-fed rich people in their leisure class hotels, and what am I to say to them?
Because the leisure class members of their sex have been kept in harems and used as the playthings of men.
You will find it wherever there are leisure class hotels, or colleges, or other gatherings of ruling class young males.
Neither the class distinctions nor the distinctions between leisure-class occupations are so minute and intricate.The Theory of the Leisure Class|Thorstein Veblen