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Recent Publications


Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen (London: Penguin, 2017). Details :: Launch video

The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive and Work Does Not Pay (London: Biteback, 2016). Details Translated into Spanish as La Corrupción del Capitalismo (Barcelona, Spain: Pasado & Presente, 2017).

Basic Income: A Transformative Policy for India (with S. Davala, R. Jhabvala and S.Kapoor Mehta (London and New Delhi, Bloomsbury Academic, 2015). Details

A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens (London and New York, Bloomsbury Academic, 2014). Details  In Swedish as En Färd-plan för prekariatet: Vägen till ett fullvärdigt medborgarskap (Göteborg, Sweden, Daidalos, 2014). In Spanish as Precariado. Una carta de derechos (Madrid, Capitán Swing Libros, 2014). In Italian as Diventare cittadini: Un manifesto del precariato (Milan, Feltrinelli, 2015). In Polish as Karta Prekariatu (Warsaw, PWN, 2015). In German as Eine Charta des Prekariats (Münster, Germany: UNRAST, 2016).

The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class (London and New York, Bloomsbury Academic, 2011; Second edition 2014; Third edition [Revelations series] 2016). Details :: Video  In Italian as Precari: La nuova classe esplosiva (Bologna, Il Mulino, 2012); in Spanish as El Precariado: Una nueva clase social (Barcelona, Pasado & Presente, 2013). In Bulgarian as "Прекариатът - новата опасна класа" (Trud i pravo, Sofia, 2013). In Swedish as Prekariatet : den nya farliga klassen (Göteborg, Daidalos, 2013).  In Portuguese (Brazil) as O Precariado: A nova classe perigosa (São Paulo, Autêntica Editora, 2013). In Korean as The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class (Seoul, Jong-cheol Park Publishers, 2014). In Portuguese (Portugal) as O Precariado: A nova classe perigosa (Quelez de Baixo, Editorial Presença, 2014). In Polish as Prekariat: Nowa niebezpieczna klasa (Warsaw, PWN, 2014). In Norwegian as Prekariatet: Den nye farlige klassen (Oslo: Res Publica, 2014).  In Russian as Прекариат: новЬІй опасньІй класс (Moscow: Ad Marginem, 2014). In Turkish as Prekarya: Yeni Tehlikeli Sınıf (Istanbul, İletişim, 2014). In German as Prekariat: Die neue explosive Klasse (Münster, Germany: UNRAST, 2015). In French as Le précariat: Les dangers d'une nouvelle classe (Paris: Les Éditions de l'Opportun, 2017). In Danish as Prekariatet (Copenhagen: Informations Forlag, 2017). In Czech as Prekariát: Nová nebezpečná třída (Prague: Rubato, 2017). Also in Greek and Serbian.


A Little More, How Much It Is...: Piloting Basic Income Transfers in Madhya Pradesh, India (New Delhi: SEWA Bharat supported by UNICEF India Office, January 2014). Executive summary :: Full report

Book Chapters

"The precariat dilemma" in Y. Cooper (ed.), Changing Work: Progressive Ideas for the Modern World of Work (London: Fabian Society, 2016), pp.25-31. pdfFull text(2.82 MB)

"Renda básica incondicional: dois projetos-piloto em Madhya Pradesh [Unconditional basic income: two pilot projects in Madhya Pradesh]", in A. Rocha, D. Calderoni, M. Comes Justo (eds), Construções da felicidade [Constructions of happiness]Coleção Invenções Democráticas Vol. 5 (São Paulo, Autêntica, 2015), pp. 323-332.

"From denizens to citizens: Forging a precariat charter" in C-U. Schierup, R. Munck, B. Likic-Brboric and A. Neergaard (eds), Migration, Precarity, & Global Governance: Challenges and Opportunities for Labour (Oxford University Press, 2015), pp.83-100.  Details

"Where's Howard?" in M. Johnson (ed.), Precariat: Labour, Work and Politics (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2015). Details

"How cash transfers promote the case for basic income" in K. Widerquist, J.A. Noguera, Y. Vanderborght and J. de Wispelaere (eds), Basic Income: An Anthology of Contemporary Research (Chichester, UK, Wiley Blackwell, 2013), pp.527-547.

"A coming-of-age grant versus a community capital grant" in K. Widerquist, J.A. Noguera, Y. Vanderborght and J. de Wispelaere (eds), Basic Income: An Anthology of Contemporary Research (Chichester, UK, Wiley Blackwell, 2013), pp.464-470.

"Basic income pilot schemes: Seventeen design and evaluation imperatives", in D. Jacobi and W. Strengmann-Kuhn (eds.), Wege zum Grundeinkommen [Pathways to Basic Income] (Berlin, Bildungswerk Berlin, 2012), pp.133-152. pdfBook text(1.58 MB)

"An anniversary note - BIEN's twenty-fifth", in R.K. Caputo (ed.), Basic Income Guarantee and Politics: International Experiences and Perspectives on the Viability of Income Guarantee (New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), pp.55-60. pdfText(231.02 KB)

Articles in Refereed Journals

"The precariat, class and progressive politics", Global Labour Journal, Vol.7, No.2, 2016, pp.189-200.pdf Text(264.32 KB)

"The precariat and class struggle", RCCS Annual Review, 7, October 2015, pp.3-16. pdfText(425.47 KB)

"Why basic income's emancipatory value exceeds its monetary value", Basic Income Studies, Vol. 10, No. 2, December 2015, pp.193-223. DOI: 10.1515/bis-2015-0021.

Review of A.J. Cherlin, Labor's Love Lost: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class Family in AmericaPopulation and Development Review, Vol.41, No.3, September 2015, pp.544-547.

"The precariat: An evolving class", Minerva Medicolegale, Vol.134, No.3, September 2014, pp.149-154. Details

"Understanding the precariat through labour and work", Development and Change, Vol.45, No.5, September 2014, pp,963-980. DOI: 10.1111/dech.12120. View

"O precariado e a luta de classes [The precariat and class struggle]", Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais (Portugal), No.103, May 2014, pp.9-24. pdfPortuguese(529.9 KB)

"Where's Howard?", Book review symposium on The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class, Global Discourse, 14 March 2014; doi: 10.1080/23269995.2014.888278. Reprinted in Matthew Johnson (ed.), Precariat: Labour, Work and Politics (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2015). Details

"From cash transfers to basic income: An unfolding Indian agenda", Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol.57, No.1, 2014. pdfText(280.08 KB)

"Why a basic income is necessary for a right to work", Basic Income Studies, Vol.7, No.2, 2013, pp.19-40; doi: 10.1515/bis-2013-0007.

"Tertiary time: The precariat's dilemma", Public Culture, Vol.25, No.1, 2013, pp.5-23.

"The precariat: from denizens to citizens?", Polity, Vol.44, No.4, 2012, pp.588-608; doi:10.1057/pol.2012.15. View

"Beware the lens of low-wage labor" [Review of Low-Wage Work in the Wealthy World], Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews, Vol.41, No.4, July 2012, pp.453-455; doi: 10.1177/0094306112449613b.

"Book review response: Guy Standing: The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class", Work, Employment & Society, Vol.26, No.4, 2012, pp.690-692.

Other Journal Articles

"Riflessioni sul Referendum svizzero sul reddito di base [Reflections on the Swiss referendum on basic income]", Quaderni per il Reddito (QR4), Diritti sociali e reddito garantito pilastri per un'Europa 2.0, July 2016, pp.110-114. pdfText(1022.76 KB) :: pdfEnglish version(406.97 KB) Reproduced in Quaderni per il Reddito (QR5), Thank you Switzerland: dopo il Referendum sul reddito di base in Svizzera, August 2016, pp.27-31. 

"Precariat, education and technologies: Towards a global class identity" (interviewed by Petar Jandric), Policy Futures in Education, 2015, forthcoming. DOI: 10.1177/1478210315580206.

"A precariat charter and basic income", Indigo (Humanities Magazine for Young People), Vol.9, Spring/Summer 2015.

"The precariat", Contexts (American Sociological Association), Vol.13, No.10, Fall 2014, pp.10-12. DOI: 10.1177/1536504214558209. pdfText(418.92 KB)

"Why the precariat is not a 'bogus concept'", Open Democracy, 4 March 2014. View :: In Spanish as "Por qué el precariado no es un 'concepto espurio'", Sociología del Trabajo, No.82, autumn 2014, pp.7-15. pdfSpanish text(936.04 KB)

"India's experiment in basic income grants", Global Dialogue, Vol.3, No.5, November 2013, pp.24-26. pdfText(161.54 KB) :: translated into 14 other languages 

"The precariat grows and stirs", Aspen Review Central Europe, No.3, 2013, pp.107-109.

"Defining the precariat: A class in the making", Eurozine, 19 April 2013. pdfEnglish text(156.7 KB)

“Immer mehr Menschen sind trotz Beschäftigung arm. Warum das Modell der Lohnarbeit endgültig überholt ist” ["More and more people are poor despite having jobs. Why the wage labour model is outdated"], Kulturaustausch online, No.2, 2013. View :: pdfEnglish text(182.71 KB)

"Att definiera prekariatet" [Defining the precariat], Fronesis (Sweden), No.40-41, 2012, pp.189-197.

"The Precariat: why it needs deliberative democracy", Open Democracy, 27 January 2012. View 

Working Papers

Cash Transfers: A Review of the Issues in India, UNICEF India Social Policy Working Paper Series No. 1 (Delhi, SEWA Bharat and UNICEF, Jan. 2012). pdfText(870.93 KB) 

Articles and Interviews (Selected)


Participant in discussion on "The working class in culture", Free Thinking, BBC Radio 3, 31 January 2018. Listen


"Why the precariat are not the left behind" (blog post), World Economic Forum, 21 January 2018. View


"The plunder of the commons" (blog post), World Economic Forum, 12 January 2018. View

"Why you've never heard of a Charter that's as important as the Magna Carta" (blog post), Open Democracy, 6 November 2017. View

"Chatbots, automation and basic income" (podcast), Onlim, 1 November 2017. Listen

"Can we afford a basic income?" (interview, in Japanese), Asahi Shimbun Globe, 24 October 2017. View

"The precariat: Why a basic income is vital" (blog post), Working-Class Perspectives, 23 October 2017. View

"Guy Standing: 'La socialdemocracia pudo ser progresista hace cincuenta años, pero hoy no lo es' [Guy Standing: 'Social democracy might have been progressive fifty years ago but today it is not']", La Voz de Asturias (Spain), 22 October 2017. View

"Guy Standing: 'Instaurar una renta básica universal ayudaría a crear empleo [Establishing a universal basic income would help create jobs]' (interview), La Nueva España, 20 October 2017. View

"Guy Standing, gurú de la renta básica: 'El actual sistema español de ayuda social crea trampas de pobreza[Guy Standing, guru of basic income: 'The current Spanish social assistance system creates poverty traps]",, 19 October 2017. View

"Si en lugar de rescatar bancos dieran 100 euros por persona fortalecerían más la economía [If instead of rescuing the banks each person had been given 100 euros it would have strengthened the economy more]" (interview), El Comercio (Spain), 19 October 2017, p.41. View

"Interview - Radical action vital to calm 'perfect storm' - economist" (interview), Reuters, 12 October 2017. View

"Guy Standing - Let us celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest" (blog post), Brave New Europe, 1 October 2017. View

"Less work and more leisure: Utopian visions and the future of work" (interview), CBC/Radio Canada, 27 September 2017. Listen

"Platform capitalism, digital technology and the future of work" (interview), CBC/Radio Canada, 20 September 2017. Listen

„Óöryggið eykst og launin lækka [Insecurity increases and wages decline]" (interview), RÚV news agency (Iceland), 13 September 2017. View & watch

"Will job loss to AI, robots and automation make universal basic income a necessity?" (article), LinkedIn, 2 September 2017. View

"Principal inimigo do precariado é o estado, diz economista britânico [The main enemy of the precariat is the state, says British economist]" (interview), O Estado de São Paulo (Brazil), 12 July 2017. View

"Guy Standing on an economy that works for everyone" (interview), The Moon, 1 July 2017. View

"Celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest" (article), Open Democracy, 21 June 2017. View

"Prof. Guy Standing: Every country can afford universal basic income" (interview),, 19 June 2017. View :: also in French and German

"Bezwarunkowy dochód podstawowy: Czy się stoi, czy się leży, godne życie się należy – Guy Standing [Unconditional basic income: Whether standing up or lying down, life is worth living - Guy Standing]" (interview),, 9 June 2017. View 

"Guy Standing: 'És mentida que no ens puguem permetre una renda básica' [Guy Standing: 'It's a lie that we cannot afford a basic income']" (interview), (Catalonia), 5 June 2017. View

"Precaris de tot el món, uniu-vos! Una entrevista a Guy Standing [Precariats of the world, unite! An interview with Guy Standing]" (interview), Ab Origine Magazine (Catalonia), 24 May 2017. View

"Pluto en la silueta de Ginebra [Pluto in the silhouette of Geneva]" (interview), El Periódico Economía (Catalonia), 20 May 2017. View

"Guy Standing - Basic income and how we can make it happen" (interview), Informed Choice Radio, 16 May 2017. Listen

"Big Money Questions: Would a universal basic income work?" (interview), thisismoney, 16 May 2017. Watch

"El economista Guy Standing defiende una renta básica universal para combatir el neofascismo [Economist Guy Standing defends a universal basic income to combat neofacism]" (interview), El Periódico Economía (Catalonia), 13 May 2017. View

"Hay que dejar atrás el 'trabajismo', el pleno empleo es una respuesta del pasado a la crisis [We have to leave 'labour' behind, full employment is a response to the crisis from the past]" (interview), (Spain), 13 May 2017. View

"Entrevista de Sin Permiso a Guy Standing [Guy Standing interviewed by Sin Permiso]" (interview)Sin Permiso (Spain), 13 May 2017. View 

"Alt-Left: la nueva izquierda alternativa a punto de surgir de los precarios [Alt-Left: The new alternative left to arise from the precariat]" (interview), Playground, 12 May 2017. View

"Guy Standing: 'Aquest sistema econòmic no només és immoral sinó també ineficient [Guy Standing: 'This economic system is not only immoral but inefficient']" (interview),, 11 May 2017. View

"La lucha de clases es hoy entre precariado y rentistas [The class struggle is today between the precariat and the rentiers]" (interview), La Vanguardia (Spain), 11 May 2017. View

"Guy Standing: ‘En el cas català, sé perfectament a quin costat sóc’ [Guy Standing: 'In the Catalan case, I know perfectly which side I'm on']" (interview),, 11 May 2017. View

"La socialdemocracia carece de agenda para el 'precariado' [Social democracy has no agenda for the 'precariat'] (interview), El Pais (Spain), 11 May 2017. View 

"Le revenu universel est faisable économiquement [Basic income is economically feasible]" (interview), L'Echo (Belgium), 8 April 2017. View

"Basic income would make growth more inclusive: Guy Standing" (interview), DNA - Daily News & Analysis (India), 3 April 2017. View

"The existential threat to free healthcare services such as the NHS" (interview), Sputnik, 24 March 2017. Listen

"Fronteiras XXI: Qual o futuro do trabalho? Participe no debate [Frontiers XXI: What is the future of work? Participate in our debate]" (interview), RTP Notícias (Portugal), 20 March 2017. Video 

"La coalition des précaires sauvera-t-elle la gauche? [Can the coalition of the precariat save the left?]" (interview), (France), 6 March 2017. View

"L'internationale précaire [The precariat international]" (interview), Les Echos (France), 3-4 March 2017. View

"L'avènement du précariat [The advent of the precariat]" (interview), L'Obs (France), 2-8 March 2017. View :: In Spanish

"La quête effrénée de flexibilité n'est pas terminée [The unrestrained quest for flexibility has not ended]" (interview), Le Monde (France), 23 February 2017. View

"Build a precariat strategy" (blogpost), Albert Shanker Institute, 9 February 2017. View

"Back to basics: Government report misses key points on income" (article), The Tribune (India), 6 February 2017. View

"Universal basic income: Scheme should be for all Indians, not just for BPL population, says Guy Standing" (interview), Indian Express, 29 January 2017. View

"The weeks update: Would a guaranteed income work" (interview), Share Radio, 24 January 2017. Listen

"Prof. Guy Standing: Polskę też stać na dochód podstawowy [Prof. Guy Standing: Poland can afford a basic income" (interview), Super Express (Poland), 16 January 2017. View

"Universal basic income is becoming an urgent necessity" (article), The Guardian, 12 January 2017. View

"Jan Dhan, Aadhar, mobile paving way for rolling out universal basic income in 2017; here's how" (article), Financial Express, 12 January 2017. View

"Universal basic income is our best weapon against the rising far right" (article), Huffington Post, 6 January 2017. View :: In German

"The economist behind universal basic income: Give all citizens free money to help combat a 'neofascist wave of populism'" (interview), Business Insider UK, 5 January 2017. View

"Dr Guy Standing: 'I believe enough people are emerging, to give us hope that positive future can come fairly soon'" (interview), Skozi oči prekariata, 20 December 2016. View :: In Slovenian

"The precariat, populism and robots: Is basic income a political imperative?" (article), World Economic Forum, 20 December 2016. View

"The 5 biggest lies of global capitalism" (article), World Economic Forum, 12 December 2016. View

"The weeks update: Capitalism corrupted" (interview), Share Radio, 22 November 2016. Listen

 "Ali bomo živeli v dobri družbi, je odvisno od tega, ali bomo vstali in jo jasno zahtevali [Whether we live in a good society depends on standing up with clear demands]" (interview), Delo (Slovenia), 19 November 2016. View

"Meet the precariat, the new global class fuelling the rise of populism" (article), World Economic Forum, 9 November 2016. View

"It is rigged...and we must revolt" (blog post), Working-Class Perspectives, 31 October 2016. View

"The five lies of rentier capitalism" (blog post), Social Europe, 27 October 2016. View :: German translation

Interview on rentier capitalism and basic income on Sputnik RT, Episode 146, 15 October 2016. Watch

Discussion of The Corruption of Capitalism on 'Thinking Allowed', BBC Radio 4, 12 October 2016. Listen

"The five lies of global capitalism" (book extract), Newsweek, 11 October 2016. View

"Basic income equals freedom" (interview), TaskFarm, 15 September 2016. View

"The left must combat rentier capitalism" (article), Open Democracy, 5 September 2016. View

Participation in "Il pianeta dei robot [The planet of the robots], Presa Diretta - RAI3, 5 September 2016. Watch

"The corruption of capitalism" (interview), RT Going Underground (UK), 17 August 2016. Watch Part I :: Watch Part II

"Guy Standing, prophète du ‘précariat’ [Guy Standing, prophet of the 'precariat']" (interview), Le Point (France), 9 August 2016. View

"Estamos perto de ter gente como Trump no poder [We are close to having people like Trump in power]" (interview), Epoca (Brazil), 1 August 2016. View

"A basic income, or the end of welfare" (interview), New Policy Forum Pod (Australia), 15 July 2016. Listen

"Le prolétariat précaire est anxieux, dépourvu d’objectifs et en colère [The precarious proletariat is anxious, lacking goals and angry]" (article), Le Monde (France), 13 July 2016. View :: pdfEnglish version(394.79 KB)

"Le développement du ‘précariat’ [The growth of the precariat]" (article), Constructif (France), No.44, June 2016. View :: English version

"Swiss reject guaranteed free money" (interview), ABC News (Australia), 6 June 2016. Watch

"Why economists are coming out in favor of unconditional basic income" (interview), Yes Magazine, 3 June 2016. View

"La ricetta dell'economista Standing: 'Reddito di base contro il precariato' [The recipe of economist Standing: 'Basic income against the precariat']" (interview), La Repubblica (Italy), 27 May 2016. View

"Pracují na částečné úvazky, bez jistot a kariéry. Prekariát balancuje na existenční hraně [They work part-time, without security and career. Precariat teetering on the edge of subsistence]" (interview), Czech Radio, 16 May 2016. View and listen

"Universal basic income: The year of the pilot" (interview), Radio Sputnick, 13 May 2016. Listen 

"Guy Standing: Všeobecný příjem podporuje čím dál víc známých lidí [Guy Standing: General acceptance (of basic income) encourages more famous people]" (interview), Respekt (Czech Republic), 13 May 2016. View

"Is a universal basic income now essential?" (interview), Radio Sputnick, 29 April 2016. Listen

"A hidden threat to the new working class: The precariat class" (interview), TherapyCable, 16 April 2016. Watch

"The precariat and the future of work" (article), Briefing Papers, AUT (Auckland University of Technology), 4 April 2016. View

"NZ can't be smug or complacent, economist warns" (interview), Q&A, TVNZ (New Zealand), 19 March 2016. Watch

Participation in debate on basic income, Newshour Extra, BBC World Service, 4 March 2016. Listen 

Participation in "Means to an End", a documentary film on basic income by Envisuals (UK), February 2016. Watch

Participation in "The Great British Benefits Handout", a documentary film series on Channel 5 (UK), first episode 9 February 2016. Watch

"De nieuw opkomende maatschappelijke klasse, het precariaat [The newly emerging social class, the precariat]" (interview), Blog on, 4 February 2016. View

"Advarer mot ny underklasse [Warns against new underclass]" (interview), Dagsavisen (Norway), 22 January 2016. View

"Guy Standing: 'El precariat és la nova classe del capitalisme global. A Espanya és un 40% de la població' ['The precariat is the new class of global capitalism. In Spain it is 40% of the population']",, 17 January 2016. View  Republished as "¿Una carta de derechos para el precariado del siglo XXI? Entrevista a Guy Standing" in David Casassas (ed.), Revertir el guión: Trabajos, derechos y libertad (Madrid: Catarata, 2016). pdfText(313.67 KB)

"Guy Standing: 'No tenim res a perdre, excepte la nostra inseguretat' ['We have nothing to lose but our insecurity']" (interview), Ara (Catalonia, Spain), 3 January 2016. View

"Should we give every UK citizen a basic income instead of benefits?" (interview),, 8 December 2015. View

"Missed chance for electoral reform may have been decisive nail in Labour's coffin" (letter), Guardian, 7 December 2015. View

"El 'precariat' és una classe social molt radical, l'única que vol ser prou forta per abolir-se a si mateixa [The 'precariat' is a very radical social class, the only one who wants to be strong enough to abolish itself]"(interview),  Directa (Spain), 2 December 2015.  View (Catalan) :: View (Castellan)

"Most unions have failed to respond to the needs and aspirations of the precariat" (interview), Equal Times, 26 November 2015. View 

"Dochód podstawowy to nie utopia [Basic income is not a utopia]" (interview), Obserwator Finansowy (Poland), 20 November 2015. View

"O se cambia de rumbo o el precariado explotara. Y una defensa de la Renta Básica [Change course or the precariat will explode. A defence of basic income]" (interview), Sinpermiso (Spain), 15 November 2015. View

"Democracy is public space at its richest" (interview), Public Space, 10 November 2015. Video

"A revolt is coming for cloud labor" (article), Huffington Post, 27 October 2015. View

"Guy Standing: Der er brug for et nyt Magna Carta [We need a new Magna Carta]" (interview), Modkraft (Denmark), 8 October 2015. View

"Temporary and part-time: The rise of a new precarious workforce" (interview), National Public Radio (US), 20 September 2015. Listen

"Jedem sein Taschengeld [To each his own pocket-money]" (interview), Wiener Zeitung (Austria), 24 August 2015. View

"Guy Standing: I don't give a shit about jobs" (interview), Alpbuzz (European Forum Alpbach, Austria), 21 August 2015. View

"The 'precariat': Stressed out, insecure, alienated and angry" (interview), National Catholic Reporter (US), 19 August 2015. View

"Keiser report: The precariat - the dangerous new class" (interview), RT, 1 August 2015. Watch

"Prekariusze wszystkich krajów, łączcie się? [Precarious of all countries, unite?] (interview), Nowy Obywatel (Poland), No. 17 (68), Summer 2015, pp.7-15.

"The UK budget: King Canute and the triumph of moralism over morality" (article), Open Democracy, 20 July 2015. View

"Open markets are a fraud" (interview), Kultura Liberalna (Poland), 30 June 2015. View

Discussion of the precariat and precariat charter with Prof Laurie Taylor on "Thinking Allowed", BBC Radio 4, 17 June 2015. Podcast

"A new class: Canada neglects the precariat at its peril" (article), Globe and Mail, 13 June 2015. View

"Una carta del precariato? Intervista a Guy Standing [A precariat charter? Interview with Guy Standing]", minima&moralia (Italy), 5 June 2015. View

"Let there be a Runnymede Left" (article), Open Democracy, 1 June 2015. View

"Empowering women through cash transfers" (article, with Renana Jhabvala), Financial Express (India), 25 May 2015. View

"What the fuck is the 'precariat,' and why should you care?" (interview), Vice (Canada), 7 May 2015. View

"Dr. Guy Standing o socialni enakosti [Dr. Guy Standing on social equality]" (interview), Jana (Slovenia), 5 May 2015. View

"Terceirizações devem acelerar a expansão do precariado no Brasil [Outsourcing would accelerate the expansion of the precariat in Brazil]" (interview), Carta Capital (Brazil), 1 May 2015. View

"Vstopamo v kapitalizem, v katerem bo premoženje v rokah rentne plutokracije [We are entering the age of rentier capitalism]" (interview), Delo (Slovenia), 30 April 2015. View

"Guy Standing: 'Il reddito di cittadinanza per vincere la sfida contro il precariato' ['A citizen's income to meet the challenge of the precariat']" (interview), L'Espresso (Italy), 28 April 2015. View

"Taskers in the precariat: Part 2 - essential reforms" (article), Working-Class Perspectives, 20 April 2015. View

"Uncertain states" (book review: Will Hutton, How Good We Can Be), Times Literary Supplement, 17 April 2015.

Participation in "Money for free", VPRO Backlight (Netherlands), 12 April 2015. Watch (English version)

"Q&A with precarious work expert Guy Standing" (interview), Toronto Star, 9 April 2015. View

"The precariat" (interview), RTE Radio 1: The Business (Ireland), 4 April 2015. Listen

"The growing precariat: Why we need a universal basic income" (article), SingularityHub, 30 March 2015. View

"Fackföreningsrörelsen måste ge upp sina gamla strider [The trade union movement must give up their old battles]" (interview), Arbetsvärlden (Sweden), 18 March 2015. View

Participation in "Somewhere to work: What Britain wants", BBC Panorama, 16 March 2015. View :: Watch

"Topøkonom: Kampen for den danske model er allerede tabt [The fight for the Danish model is already lost]" (interview), Dagbladet Information (Denmark), 12 March 2015. View

"El precariado se está convirtiendo en una nueva clase social [The precariat is becoming a new social class]" (interview), Diagonal Global (Spain), 1 March 2015. Video

"Guy Standing - The precariat charter" (interview), Radio New Zealand, 22 February 2015. Listen

"Taskers: The precariat in the on-demand economy - Part I" (article), Working-Class Perspectives, 16 February 2015. View

"El precariado/The precariat - Guy Standing" (interview), AttacTV, 11 February 2015. Video

"Basic income pilots: A better option than QE" (article), Social Europe, 9 February 2015. View

"El ascenso del 'precariado' [The rise of the 'precariat']" (interview), El Mundo (Spain), 7 February 2015. View 

"Guy Standing: Prekariat razumem kot zelo radikalen razred [Guy Standing: Understanding the precariat as a radical class]" (interview), Delo (Slovenia), 2 February 2015. View

"Magna Carta: 800 years on, we need a new people's charter" (article), Guardian, 23 January 2015. View

 "Magna Carta: what prospects for a Precariat Charter" (article), Open Democracy, 22 January 2015. View

"Guy Standing: 'Qualsevol politic que digui que els sous pujaran per al precariat menteix' ['Any politican who says wages will rise for the precariat is lying']" (interview), Ara (Spain), 8 January 2014. View

"Podemos tiene una oportunidad histórica para cambiar España [Podemos has a historic opportunity to change Spain]" (interview), Atlántica XXII (36), January 2015, pp.49-50. View

"El precariado ante el espejo: 'Tengo que ponerme en tu pellejo' [The precariat in the mirror: 'I have to put myself in your shoes']" (interview), Sin Permiso (Spain), 21 December 2014. View

"Només la renda bàsica proporcionaria seguretat al precariat [Just provide the precariat with basic income security]" (interview), UAB Barcelona, 19 December 2014. View

"Basic income paid to the poor can transform lives" (blog post), Guardian Economics Blog, 18 December 2014. View

Participation in television documentary "Iedereen een basisinkomen [A basic income for everybody]", Canvas Panorama (Belgium), 18 December 2014. View (English subtitles)

"Sería letal que Podemos imitase el viejo modelo socialdemócrata [It would be fatal for Podemos to adopt the old social democratic model]" (interview), El Confidencial, 18 December 2014. View

"Cash benefits or basic income - the next phase" (article), Financial Express (India), 16 December 2014. View

"Cash transfers can work better than subsidies" (article), The Hindu, 6 December 2014. View

"Geef iedereen een basisinkomen [Give everyone a basic income]" (article), NRC Handelsblad (Netherlands), 29 November 2014.

"Basic income: A new form of realistic utopia" (interview),, 25 November 2014. View :: In Polish as "Bezwarunkowy dochód podstawowy nową formą możliwej do zrealizowania utopii – wywiad z Guyem Standingiem", Liberté, 26 November 2014. View 

"Wyklęty lud ziemi, o jakim Marksowi się nie śniło [The wretched of the earth, about which Marx never dreamed]", Gazeta Wyborcza (Poland), 22 November 2014. Details

"Entrevista a Guy Standing: Jóvenes y precarios contra la vieja política [Interview with Guy Standing: Youth and precarious against the old politics]", La Maleta de Portbou (Spain), No.8, November-December 2014, pp.38-44. Details

"Standing: skazani na polityczny frazes [Standing: Stuck in political cliches]" (interview), Krytyka Polityczna (Poland)19 November 2014. View

"The strategy for basic income" (interview), Praktyki Teoretycznej (Poland), 13 November 2014. View :: In Polish

"The precariat" (article), Contexts (published by the American Sociological Association), Fall 2014, pp.10-12.

"The precariat charter: Interview with Guy Standing", The Bristol Cable, 5 November 2014. Video

"Izumimo ponovno jezik napretka" (interview), Zarez (Croatia), XVI/394.23, 2014. View  Republished in English as G. Standing and P. Jandrić, "Precariat, education and technologies: Towards a global class identity", Policy Futures in Education, Vol.13, No.2, 2015.

"The precariat: The new dangerous class", Working-Class Perspectives, 27 October 2014. View

"Klapstolsmand ser rødt: Venstrefløjen svigter den »pinlige klasse« [Folding chair man sees red: The Left fails the 'embarassing class']" (interview), Politiken (Denmark), 14 October 2014. View

"Transitions for society: Job guarantee and basic income" (interview), Prosocial Progress Foundation, 14 October 2014. Video

"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

Interview on the precariat and basic income with Medborgargolvsprojektet (Sweden), in English with Swedish subtitles, 10 June 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), (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?" (article), 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),, 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.  pdfText(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.

"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]", Pravna praksa [Legal Practice] (Slovenia), issue 41-42, 25 October 2012.

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

"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


"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. 

"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) and interview, 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


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