Guy Standing

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); and a Council member of the Progressive Economy Forum. His books include A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens, The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive and Work Does Not Pay, Plunder of the Commons: A Manifesto for Sharing Public Wealth, and Battling Eight Giants: Basic Income Now.

GTI Contributions
Class Politics Fit for the Times
GTI Forum
Class Politics Fit for the Times

April 2020

Forum on Planetize the Movement!



Roundtable contribution to Planetizing the Labor Movement - Guy Standing
Roundtable
Contribution to Planetizing the Labor Movement

April 2019

Unions need to abandon the laborist “full employment” paradigm and embrace a more radical liberatory politics.
A contribution to an exchange on Workers of the World Unite (At Last)


Debating the Precariat: Author's Response
Roundtable
Contribution to Debating the Precariat

October 2018

Guy Standing addresses points raised by the contributors to this roundtable.
A contribution to an exchange on The Precariat: Today’s Transformative Class?


The Precariat: Today's Transformative Class?
Essay
The Precariat: Today's Transformative Class?

October 2018

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.