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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 "Plunder of the Commons: A Manifesto for Sharing Public Wealth" (2019).

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Class Politics Fit for the Times

The themes the Left should be coalescing around are dismantling rentier capitalism, offering a new income distribution system in which basic income divorced from the performance of labor is the anchor, and reviving all forms of commons and commoning.

Guy Standing ·


From Social Wealth Funds to Universal Basic Income, the Precariat Age Demands Far-Reaching Solutions to Dismantle Mass Inequality

Global capitalism is roiling class structure and forging a new mass class of precarious workers. The fight for a universal basic income can help catalyze this “precariat” as a transformative change agent.

Guy Standing ·

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