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Guy Standing
Guy Standing is a Professorial Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences; co-founder and now honorary co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), an international NGO that promotes basic income; and a Council member of the Progressive Economy Forum. He is the author of such books as The Precariat, 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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The Precariat: Today's Transformative Class?

Guy Standing

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.

With a Roundtable discussion featuring Bill Fletcher, Nancy Folbre, Azfar Khan, Alexandra Köves, George Liodakis, Ronaldo Munck, William I. Robinson, Pritam Singh, Eva-Maria Swidler, and Alison Tate and Evelyn Astor, with a response from Guy Standing.

 

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