For those who remember the old Soviet Union, it was a grim place at least for average citizens. But not so for those in government. Contrary to the official ideals of equality and a classless society that the ruling communist regime espoused, the USSR created a privileged class of party members inside government the nomenklatura. This semipermanent bureaucracy earned higher incomes, got better health care, ate better food and had greater job security than average Russians, the much-despised proletarians. Today, our bloated government seems, in significant ways, to be creating this same dynamic.
...and CEOs, CFOs and other top managers of companies whose business models depend on government intervention on behalf of the business, the banksters whose "too-big-to-fail" status was codified in statutory law by Dodd-Frank, patent trolling businesses who use patent law to suppress innovation, the cultural gate-keepers whose business models depend on holding copyrights (more or less in perpetuity) to art, literature, or science others created, the "green" energy companies, not to mention the top managers of non-profits like major philanthropic foundations and universities.
And don't forget to put the word "nobility" in scorn quotes -- there's nothing noble about any of them. Or better still use the Russian nomenklatura.