We have in the past posted a number of articles about the Professional-Managerial Class (PMC), which in the past has meant anyone with a four-year college degree. Barbara and John Ehrenreich coined this term in their seminal articles (PDF) published back in 1977.
This same pair has just updated their analysis (PDF) to reflect the current ravaging of the PMC by privatization, outsourcing and technology. Their recommendation is something that this website has been encouraging for quite some time: that the highly educated support the rest of the 99% in our mutual quest for a decent life - over the continual opposition of (most of) the 1%
This topic merits extensive discussion, but a good place to start is to read the article linked above.