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.
These are just playtime politics, luxuries for the leisure class.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson dubbed it Democrats for the leisure class.
As a leisure-class usage of this kind we have, particularly, that bizarre survival of bellicose chivalry, the German student duel.
The positive discipline of the leisure-class scheme of life goes pretty much all the other way.
The leisure-class canon demands strict and comprehensive futility, the instinct of workmanship demands purposeful action.
This attitude should occasion no surprise in the case of schools which are shaped by and rest upon a leisure-class culture.
This leisure-class function is not without an important bearing on the higher and on the spread of knowledge and culture.
This contention of the leisure-class spokesmen of the humanities seems to be substantially sound.
Few are the leisure-class people who pursue writing as an art.
These aptitudes and habits have an exceptionally favorable chance of survival under the leisure-class regime.