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), 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.

GTI Contributions
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.