Guy Standing

Guy Standing

Guy Standing is a Professorial Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and the co-founder and now honorary co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN). He is the author of such books as A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens, The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive and Work Does Not Pay, and the forthcoming Reviving the Commons: A Progressive Response to Austerity.

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There has been the conversion of the commons into part of the structure of rent-seeking, and the US-designed intellectual property rights regime has come to dominate global capitalism. (Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Class Politics Fit for the Times
As fate would have it, Valentine Moghadam’s essay has been overtaken by events, but it reminds us how we can be found framing today’s challenges in yesterday’s vocabulary, imagery, and paradigms. I have known Moghadam for a long time and admired her work and values. My primary concern is the...
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Sunday, November 18, 2018
From Social Wealth Funds to Universal Basic Income, the Precariat Age Demands Far-Reaching Solutions to Dismantle Mass Inequality
Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Guy Standing’s new essay “The Precariat: Today's Transformative Class?” on the Great Transition Initiative website . According to Guy Standing—author of "The Precariat" and the forthcoming "Reviving the Commons: A Progressive Response to Austerity"—...
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