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"The age of rentier capitalism" (article), Al Jazeera, 7 September 2014. View

"Why fracking should be for the many" (article), Guardian, 4 September 2014. View

Participation in BBC radio debate "Fit for purpose - trade unions", BBC Radio 4, broadcast 28 and 31 May 2014.

"Conditionality and human rights" (article), United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, 19 May 2014. View

"'Wrong-headed economics': For and against unconditional basic income", debate with Liam Halligan and Frances Coppola hosted by World Finance, 14 May 2014. Video and transcript  

"Pós-proletariado, a nova classe social das ruas [Post-proletariat, the new social class of the streets]" (interview), Carta Capital (Brazil), 14 May 2014. View

"Na djelu je politika pakla i mi je moramo poraziti [We must defeat the politics of inferno]" (interview), Lupiga (Croatia), 13 May 2014. View

"How to combat inequalities produced by global capitalism", Social Europe Journal, 12 May 2014. View

Participation in "Østarbejdernes bagmænd", Danish television documentary on labour brokers, focusing on Ireland-based Atlanco Rimec and Poland's Budomex, broadcast 12 May 2014. View

"A 'Precariat Charter' is required to combat the inequalities and insecurities produced by global capitalism" (blog post), EUROPP - European Politics and Policy at LSE, London School of Economics, 5 May 2014. View

Ask Me Anything on basic income, Reddit IAmA, 5 May 2014. View

"Cheer up - a renewed left is coming" (article), Guardian, 21 April 2014. View

"Гай Стендинг: Американците направиха Янукович президент, а сега винят Русия Прочети цялата статия тук: Гай Стендинг: Американците направиха Янукович президент [Guy Standing: Americans made Yanukovich president and now blame Russia]" (interview), Dnes.bg (Bulgaria), 28 March 2014. View

"Несигурността помпа крайната десница [Insecurity fuels the extreme right]" (interview), Standard News (Bulgaria), 27 March 2014. View

"Лошо е, че половината българи са в икономическа несигурност [Worse is that half of Bulgarians live in economic uncertainty]" (interview), Duma (Bulgaria), 25 March 2014. View

"SOAS academic talking about the precariat", address to Day 2: Justice for Cleaners Strike, SOAS, 15 March 2014. Watch 

"Young people part of a new class called precariat", "Globalization key to why young people part of precariat" and "Danger, fear and hope in the precariat" (Parts 1-3 of interview), jadamsjournalist, 7 March 2014. Listen

"The hypocrisy in outsiders' posturing on Ukraine is chilling" (letter), The Guardian, 3 March 2014. View

"Global unionism: The occupational citizenship model" (article), New Unionism's Blog, 11 February 2014. View

"Stockholm syndrome: What happened to the European left?", AlJazeera America, 6 February 2014. View

"The precariat: The young left behind by globalization" (interview), Michael Cross, 9 January 2014. Listen

"Det är dags att erkänna behovet av en ny svensk modell [It's time to recognise the need for a new Swedish model]" (article), Sydsvenskan (Sweden), 1 December 2013. View

"Guest post: The precariat needs a basic income" (article), FTAlphaville, 21 November 2013. View

"Stoppa inte det tillfälliga – stoppa helvetet [Don't stop temporary labour - stop the inferno]” (interview), Dagens Arbete, 13 November 2012. View

"Young people part of new class called precariat" (interview), youngandprecarious.com, 15 October 2013. Listen

"Precariat begins to organize" (interview), Russian Planet, 13 October 2013. View

"Professor Guy Standing: Prekariatet - den nya farliga klassen" (interview), Sveriges Radio (Sweden), 3 October 2013. Listen

"Pleasure before business" (article), The European, 28 July 2013. View

"Precariado: una nueva clase social [Precariat: A new social class]" (interview), EFE (Spanish News Agency), 9 July 2013. View

"Join together, demand change, and risk" (interview), R-evolutions (Poland), Vol.1, No.1, 2013, pp.44-51. View

"Tenemos que luchar por una Renta Básica: Entrevista [We must fight for a basic income]" (interview), Sin Permiso (Spain), 30 June 2013. View

"The poor are responsible too" (article), Financial Express (India), 6 June 2013. View text :: View printed article

"För en fantasins politik [For a fantasy politics]" (interview), Stockholms Fria (Sweden), 29 May 2013. View

"Det farliga prekariatet - om en otrygg arbetsmarknad [The dangerous precariat: About an insecure labour market]" (interview), Sveriges Radio (Sweden), 28 May 2013. Listen

"The precariat - the making of a new class" (interview), Pod Academy, 27 May 2013. Podcast

"Job security is a thing of the past - so millions need a better welfare system" (article), The Guardian, 21 May 2013. View

"The need for building a secure society" (article), Employment News (India), Vol.38, No.7, 18-24 May 2013, p.56.pdf Text(522.23 KB)

"Why zero-hours contracts remind me of the horrors of 1990s Russia" (article), The Guardian, 9 April 2013. View 

"Little solidarity over the question of social class" (letter), The Guardian, 5 April 2013. View

"The right to make a basic income" (interview), RT The Big Picture (Thom Hartmann, Washington DC), 1 April 2013. Video

"Unions and the precariat: Guy Standing replies to Elizabeth Cotton" (article), Public World, 27 March 2013. View

"Precariërs aller landen, verenigt u ! [Precariats of the world, unite!]" (interview), De Volkskrant (Netherlands), 16 March 2013, pp.24-25.

"Conversazione con Guy Standing" (interview), Fahrenheit, RAI (Italy), 15 March 2013. Podcast 

"Guy Standing intervistato da Mitja Stefancic" (interview), Il Mulino, Issue 1, 2013, pp.145-151.

"The precariat: the new dangerous class" (interview), Ha'aretz (Israel), 8 March 2013 (in Hebrew).

"Basic income and the precariat" (interview), Radio New Zealand, 9 February 2013. Listen

"Opinion: Can basic income cash transfers transform India?" (article), Basic Income News, 4 February 2013. View

"Cash benefits: The politics of reform" (article), Yojana (India), February 2013, pp.4-7. View

"SEWA model shows cash transfers work" (article), The Hindu, 2 January 2013. View

"How to make cash transfers work" (article), Indian Express, 17 December 2012. View

"En av fyra lever skitliv [One of the four living crap life]" (interview), ETC (Sweden), 17 December 2012. View

"De osäkra anställningarna [Uncertain employment]" (interview), Swedish Radio, 30 November 2012. Listen

"The weekend" (interview), "Thinking Allowed", BBC, 18 November 2012. Podcast

"Guy Standing: negotovost ljudi in pomanjkanje delovne identitete [Guy Standing: uncertainty and lack of working identity]" (interview), Pravna praksa [Legal Practice] (Slovenia), issue 41-42, 25 October 2012.

"Le précariat: 'Une classe sociale en devenir'" (interview), Basta!, 1 October 2012. View :: English transcript

"The contingency plan: An interview with Guy Standing", Unionosity, 28 September 2012. View

"Britain's labour figures hide the real hours we work every day" (article), The Guardian, 19 August 2012. View

"Precariado, rebeldia e renda cidadã" (article), Blog Coletivo Outros Palavras (Brazil), 27 June 2012. View :: pdfEnglish text(229.18 KB)

"Renda básica: assistência ou pós-capitalismo?" (interview), Blog Coletivo Outros Palavras (Brazil), 27 June 2012. View

"Ideas notebook: Guy Standing" (interview), Bristol Festival of Ideas blog, May 2012. View

"Why our movement should engage with the new Precariat" (interview), Liberty (Journal of the Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union, Ireland), May 2012, p.10. View

"Behoort u al tot het precariaat" (interview), Jobat (Belgium), 5-6 May 2012, pp.12-13. View

"Flessibili e precari: la storia di un patto con il diavolo" (article), Messaggero Veneto (Italy), 5 May 2012, p.35.

"La précarité des travailleurs...un mal qui peut toucher chacun d'entre nous", Le blog de la Solidarité - Le Monde, 2 May 2012. View 

"BRICS should evaluate cash transfers" (article), Basic Income Network Italia, April 2012. View 

"Aby wymusić reformy, musimy się zmobilizować" (interview), Super Express (Poland), 28 March 2012, p.5. 

"The emerging class of the precariat" (interview), "Nine to Noon", Radio New Zealand, 19 March 2012. Listen 

"Response: Misunderstanding the precariat" (article), New Left Project, 15 March 2012. View 

Radio interview with Margaret Throsby (including music choices), ABC Classic FM (Australia), 9 February 2012. Listen  

"The precariat is you and me" (article), ABC News (Australia), 9 February 2012. View article  Listen to interview 

"Those running just to stand still will one day turn and fight" (article), Sydney Morning Herald, 9 February 2012. View 

"Solidariteit met de stakers, nadenken in Davos en de val van de middenklasse", Terzake (Belgian TV), 27 January 2012. Short clip 

"Sociale concurrentie met opkomende landen is dwaas" (interview), MO* - Mondiaal Nieuws (Belgium), 5 January 2012. View  English version: "Social competition with emerging economies is crazy". View

"UK graduates feel insecure, abandoned" (interview), PressTV, 17 December 2011. View 

"Er is nog altijd ruimte voor een links beleid" (interview), knack.be, 7 December 2011. View 

"Precariat: Interview with Guy Standing" (interview), International Socialist Group Scotland, 24 November 2011. View 

"Unsettled and out of the mainstream" (article), News & Observer (NC, United States), 15 November 2011. View 

"The precariat and deliberative democracy: A note towards elements for a precariat charter", Uninomade, 15 November 2011. View :: pdfText(184.09 KB)

"'The Precariat' on rise in America" (article), The Republic (MA, United States), 30 October 2011. View 

"Job insecurity for millions is fuelling social unrest, expert warns" (interview), Western Mail, 26 October 2011. View 

"What economics counts as work" (letter), Financial Times, 22 October 2011.

Radio interview on the Precariat with FM4 (Vienna), 17 October 2011. Listen

"End of a Faustian bargain" (blog), Next Left - a Fabian Society blog, 12 October 2011. View 

"Ocupar Wall Street será sólo el principio" (interview), El Confidencial (Spain), 4 October 2011. View

"Onzeker, boos en gevaarlijk" (interview), De Standaard (Belgium), 1-2 October 2011. View 

"Le précariat, nouvelle classe dangereuse" (interview), Gauchebdo (Switzerland), 30 September 2011, p.2.

"Labour: Of principles and popularity" (letter), The Guardian, 26 September 2011. View 

"Razred, ki bo sesul svet?" (interview), Finance (Slovenia), 23 September 2011, pp.6-7. 

“Die neue gefährliche Klasse” (article), Berliner Republik, 4/11, September 2011, pp.61-67. 

“Prekariusze wszystkich krajów” (interview), Polityka (Poland), 7-13 September 2011, pp.20-24. View

"Anniversary note: BIEN's 25th" (article), Basic Income News, 4 September 2011. View Also in Italian

"Prekarijat: Ovaj čovjek otkrio je novu klasu koja ce zapaliti svïjet" (interview), Globus (Croatia), 26 August 2011, pp.32-38.

"Stirrings of the new dangerous class" (article on the riots in English cities), 12 August 2011. View

"Opinion: Two pilot schemes in India" (article), Basic Income News, 1 August 2011. View

"Social insurance is not for the Indian open economy of 21st century" (interview), Times of India, 9 July 2011. View 

"Randomised trials" (letter), The Guardian, 8 June 2011. View 

"The Precariat", contribution to Recovery with a Human Face Network, 2 June 2011.pdf Text(29.46 KB)

"Who will be a voice for the emerging precariat?" (article), The Guardian, 1 June 2011. View Also in Portugese 

"Give cash some credit" (article), Indian Express, 28 May 2011. View 

"The true cost of high executive pay" (letter), The Guardian, 19 May 2011. View 

"A generation will struggle with no secure social and economic identity", interview with Manchester Business School, 21 March 2011. View 

"Barely making ends meet in the flexible labour market" (video interview), The Guardian, 16 February 2011. View 

"Workfare and the cost of benefits" (letter), The Guardian, 13 November 2010. View 

"Ukraine vote goes to the highest bidder" (letter), The Guardian, 10 February 2010. View 

"Thoughts on getting people into work" (letter), The Guardian, 8 December 2009, p.27. View 

"Nomadi urbani contro il liberismo" (interview), Il Manifesto, 26 November 2009. p.11. View

"Support people rather than jobs" (letter), The Guardian, 25 March 2009. View

"Cash transfers leading to a basic income" (article), Asuntos Del Sur, January 2009. View 

"An ailing ILO" (interview), New Unionism Newswire, October 2008. View  

"Bolsa Família não deve impor condições, diz economista da ONU", BBC Brasil, 29 August 2008. View

“Giving cash is the easiest way to respond to poverty” (letter), Financial Times, 1 October 2005.

“Voiceless workers are left vulnerable” (interview), Cape Times, 13 May 2005.

"Of globalisation and new insecurities" (interview), Frontline (The Hindu), Vol.21, Issue 22, 23 October-5 November 2004. View 

"Economic insecurity most important problem of working class" (interview), Business Line (The Hindu), 4 October 2004. View 

"Researcher sees a rise in employment insecurity: 73 percent of world's workers have weak safety net" (interview), Washington Times, 13 September 2004. 

"Economic insecurity is a global crisis" (interview), ILO Online, September 2004. 

“Labour subsidies may harm global trading system” (letter), Financial Times, 23 December 2003.

“Iraqi oil scheme must be made sustainable” (letter), Financial Times, 26 June 2003.

“Russia has taught us the pitfalls of paternalism” (letter advocating basic income for Iraq), Financial Times, 8 April 2003.

"Employment subsidies are superficially appealing but deeply flawed" (article), Business Day, 6 March 2001.

"Tackling the jobless" (article), Mail & Guardian, 29 November 1996.  

"Social pact to get SA back on track" (article), Mail & Guardian, 28 June 1996.

"Wage flexibility greater than bosses, unions care to admit" (article), Business Day, 24 June 1996. 

“When work is a perk” (interview), Financial Times, 13 November 1993.

“Einkommen ist Bürgerrecht. Die Sozialversicherung muß durch ein steuerfinanziertes Grundgehalt ersetzt werden” (article), Die Zeit, 25 November 1988. View

“Profit sharing - placebo or cure for the jobless” (article), The Guardian, 13 March 1985.

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