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Guy Standing: “The Precariat: Today’s Transformative Class?”

Guy Standing has just posted an article on the Great Transition Initiative website. Titled “The Precariat: Today’s Transformative Class?”, the essay describes social evolution in the last few centuries and present-day neoliberal “rentier economy”, which has created the conditions to the rise of a new social class for which Standing has named the “precariat”. Guy Standing defends that it will

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Interview with Guy Standing: “Most unions have failed to respond to the needs and aspirations of the precariat”

Guy Standing, renowned economist, noted author and honorary president of BIEN, was recently interviewed by the Equal Times, a global media platform that focuses on work and social justice. Guy Standing makes a forceful case for basic income that takes into account the current global conditions of the labor market and the economy. He draws on his vast wealth of

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Giuliano Battiston, “Guy Standing: “Il reddito di cittadinanza per vincere la sfida contro il precariato” [Guy Standing: “Citizen’s Income to overcome the challenge facing the Precariat”]”

Language: Italian Giuliano Battiston, “Guy Standing: ‘Il reddito di cittadinanza per vincere la sfida contro il precariato’ [Guy Standing: ‘Citizen’s Income to overcome the challenge facing the Precariat’]“, La Repubblica, 28 April 2015

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TORONTO, Canada: The Precariat Charter: In Conversation with Professor Guy Standing, 10th April, 2015.

Professor Guy Standing, the author of Precariat Charter, and Doug Saunders Globe and Mail international affairs columnist will discuss BIG, the precariat, and a new form of progressive politics. Time and date: 6pm 10th April 2015 Venue: 170 Bloor Street West, Suite 710 Toronto ON M5S 1T9 Canada Contact: info@spurfestival.ca Phone 416 531-1483 Fax 416 944-8915 Please see for the

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Stanislas Jourdan, “Le precariat: [The precariat: A class in the making]”

SUMMARY: This article discusses the concept of a precariat, the “social class in the making” which the author describes as arising from increasing unemployment and underemployment. The concept signifies a unification of two previously identified groups: the precariously employed and the proletariat. The author argues for basic income as a way to solve the issues this emerging precariat is facing.

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