Guy Standing

Guy Standing

Guy Standing is 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 Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN); and 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
The Case for a Basic Income
GTI Forum
The Case for a Basic Income

November 2020



Response to Comments
GTI Forum
Response to Comments

November 2020



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

Contribution to GTI Forum Planetize the Movement!

April 2020



Roundtable contribution to Planetizing the Labor Movement - Guy Standing
Roundtable
Contribution to GTI Roundtable Planetizing the Labor Movement
An exchange on the essay Workers of the World Unite (At Last)

April 2019

Unions need to abandon the laborist “full employment” paradigm and embrace a more radical liberatory politics.


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

October 2018

Guy Standing addresses points raised by the contributors to this roundtable.


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.