overclass


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o·ver·class

 (ō′vər-klăs′)
n.
The upper social stratum of society, composed of wealthy and professional people, especially when viewed as controlling society's economic power.

overclass

(ˌəʊvəˈklɑːs)
n
(Sociology) a dominant group in society

o•ver•class

(ˈoʊ vərˌklæs, -ˌklɑs)
n.
a social stratum consisting of educated and wealthy persons considered to control the economic power of a country.
[1960–65]
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But while it's possible that a Bourbon Restoration scenario awaits, in which our overclass learns nothing and forgets nothing during the Trumpian disruption, there is something mildly encouraging in the willingness of Merkel's competitors in the political centre, not just on the extreme right, to act as though they've learned lessons from her high-minded blunder, and to campaign and negotiate as if the public's opinions about migration policy should actually prevail.
But while it's possible that a Bourbon Restoration scenario awaits, in which our overclass learns nothing and forgets nothing during the Trumpian disruption, there is something mildly encouraging in the willingness of Merkel's competitors in the political center, not just on the extreme right, to act as though they've learned lessons from her high-minded blunder, and to campaign and negotiate as if the public's opinions about migration policy should actually prevail.
Dorling, 'Underclass, overclass, ruling class, supernova class', in A.
For example, they raise a point about the structure of post-Singularity society: "Nobody wants a transhumanist overclass, except people who imagine themselves in it.
And not just for the tiny overclass that can afford to get organic dapple dandy pluots from Frog Hollow Farm delivered to their door via Goodeggs.
George Osborne's weekend gift of a 5p cut in the top income tax rate is the ConDem scoundrels feather-bedding the overclass.
Then as now, Americans were baffled by wars that their overclass had so thoughtfully provided them.
Mi Guadalupe was there always during those "decades of nights" it took to earn degrees, and even more, to earn a place to live in a world that so shuns those not like the overclass.
Those places--for instance, the Valleys San Fernando and Santa Clara (redubbed Silicon)--long ago either disgorged their native-born residents to cities and states farther inland and replaced them with immigrants (the fate of Van Nuys, for instance) or else, if blessed with enough charm, proximity, or some other irreducible virtue, became so expensive that only California's lavishly paid professional overclass can possibly afford them (e.
And never doubt that it is an assault, even though it comes disguised in the various blandishments of celebrity worship, sports circuses, overclass prosperity and underclass passivity, state surveillance, captive media, mindless entertainment, pretend elections, government payoffs, materialism, technological wizardry, and easily available, widely consumed drugs, legal and other.
Adam the hind will not return the class contempt, remaining so sympathetically in ideological complicity with overclass scorn that Orlando confidently includes him in a trick on Oliver: "Go apart, Adam, and thou wilt hear how he will shake me up" (1.
Was it a permanent overclass of the economically powerful?