Recent Publications

Recent Publications

Books

Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen  (London: Penguin, 2017).     Details  ●  Translations  ●  Video

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

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The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive and Work Does Not Pay  (London: Biteback, hardback 2016; paperback 2017).   Details  ●  Translations

The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive and Work Does Not Pay (London: Biteback, hardback 2016; paperback 2017).

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

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

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A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens  (London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014).     Translations  ●  Details

A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens (London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014).

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The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class  (London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2011; Second edition 2014; Third edition [ Revelations series ] 2016).   Video  ●  Translations  ●  Details

The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class (London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2011; Second edition 2014; Third edition [Revelations series] 2016).

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A full list of books can be found here.


Reports

Basic Income as Common Dividends: Piloting a Transformative Policy. A Report for the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (London: Progressive Economy Forum, May 2019). PDF

“Development and basic income: An emerging economic model’ (with Ian Orton) in D. Barrowclough (ed.), The Ins and Outs of Inclusive Finance: Some Lessons from Microfinance and Basic Income (New York and Geneva: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, 2018). PDF

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

A full list of reports can be found here. A full list of working papers can be found here.


Book Chapters

“Rentier capitalism and the precariat: The case for a commons fund”, in J. McDonnell (ed.), Economics for the Many (London and New York: Verso, 2018), pp.195-206.

"Taskers in the precariat: Confronting an emerging dystopia", in E. Paus (ed.), Confronting Dystopia: The New Technological Revolution and the Future of Work (Ithaca, NY, and London: ILR Press, 2018), pp.115-133.

"How to combat inequalities produced by global capitalism" in P. van Parijs (ed.), Basic Income and the Left: A European Debate (London: Social Europe, 2018). View original article

"Basic income pilots: A better option than quantitative easing" in P. van Parijs (ed.), Basic Income and the Left: A European Debate (London: Social Europe, 2018). View original article

"Precariato" in G. Battiston and G. Marcon (eds), La sinistra che verrà: le parole chiave per cambiare [The left that will come: The key words for change] (Rome: Edizioni minimum fax, 2018), pp. 181-189.

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

A full list of book chapters can be found here.


Articles in Refereed Journals

“Basic income as common dividends: A rejoinder”, Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal, 40(2), Winter 2019, pp.239-245.

“The precariat in China: A comment on conceptual confusion”, Rural China, Vol.14, No.1, 2017, pp.165-170.

"The precariat, class and progressive politics: A response", Global Labour Journal, Vol.7, No.2, 2016, pp.189-200. PDF

"The precariat and class struggle", RCCS Annual Review, 7, October 2015, pp.3-16. PDF

"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. PDF

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.

A full list of journal articles can be found here.


Other Journal Articles

"Entrevista a Guy Standing: 'Los nuevos avances technológicos están agravando las desigualdades económicas y fortaleciendo el capitalismo rentista' [Interview with Guy Standing: 'The new technological advances are aggravating economic inequalities and strengthening rentier capitalism']", Empleo precario : un salto al vacío, Papeles de Relaciones Ecosociales y Cambio Global, No.140, Winter 2017/18, pp. 167-171. PDF

“Az elvi alapon lázadó: a prekariátus lelkiismerete? [The principled rebel: Conscience of the precariat (essay in honour of Zsusa Ferge)]”, Esély (Hungary), No.4, 2016, pp.42-47.

"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. In Italian :: In English 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 Jandrić), Policy Futures in Education, Vol.13, No.8, 2015, pp.990-94. doi: 10.1177/1478210315580206.

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

A full list of journal articles can be found here.


Articles and Interviews (Selected)

“The precariat” (interview), Natural Born Alchemist, 4 August 2019. Podcast

“Argumentos éticos a favor de la renta básica [Ethical arguments for basic income]”, Anuario Internacional CIDOB 2019 (Barcelona: CIDOB - Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, June 2019), p.42.

“Es urgente una nueva agenda de izquierdas [A new left agenda is urgent]”, El País, 30 June 2019, p.15. View

“Why ‘Universal Basic Services’ is no alternative to basic income”, Open Democracy, 9 June 2019. View :: in Spanish

“What’s behind the decline of the European Left?”, debate with Roberto Unger and Luis Arroyo, TRT World (Turkish public broadcaster), 21 May 2019. Watch

“Guy Standing: How fighting climate change can deliver a universal basic income”, RT Going Underground, 8 May 2019. Watch :: Podcast

“Planetizing the labor movement: A contribution to an exchange on Workers of the World Unite (at Last), Great Transition Initiative, April 2019. View

“Everyone’s talking about basic income. Here’s 8 problems it could fix” (article), time.com, 16 April 2019. View

“Guy Standing on anxiety, anger and alienation: An interview about ‘The Precariat’” (interview), Counterpunch, 19 March 2019. View

“Dan Schneider video interview #262: More on universal basic income” (video interview), Cosmoetica, 6 March 2019. Watch

“India can pay Rs 500 to each citizen every month: economist Guy Standing” (interview), LiveMint, 4 March 2019. View

“Guy Standing explains precariat and how it is shaping world and India” (video interview), Business Today (India), 3 March 2019. Watch

“Don’t be fooled: Britain’s social ills can definitely be blamed on rising inequality” (blog), Open Democracy, 25 January 2019. View

“Jobs, jobs, jobs is geen progressief project [Jobs, jobs, jobs is not a progressive project]” (interview), Sampol - Samenleving & Politiek, January 2019. View

“What has a year of experiments taught us about basic income” (blog), World Economic Forum, 17 January 2019. View

“Basic income works and works well” (article), The Hindu, 14 January 2019. View

“Battling eight giants with basic income” (article), Project Syndicate, 14 January 2019. View

“An alternative view of Globalization 4.0, and how to get there” (blog), World Economic Forum, 7 January 2019. View

“As novas formas de trabalho [New forms of work]” (interview), CEO Brasil, 13 (35), 2018, pp.11-13. View

“How the precariat - and UBI - can stop neoliberalism from destroying the planet’ (article), Open Democracy, 31 October 2018. View

“The precariat: Today’s transformative class?” (article), Great Transition Initiative, October 2018. View :: PDF :: Debate

“Basic income: A progressive road out of austerity” (blog), Open Democracy, 18 September 2018. View

“Arguments for universal basic income” (interview), Sputnik International, 15 September 2018. Listen

"Why a job guarantee is a bad joke for the precariat - and for freedom" (blog), Open Democracy, 7 September 2018. View

"Guy Standing: The basic income is a fundamental emancipator policy" (interview), Pressenza International Press Agency, 23 August 2018. View & video

"Why the world should adopt a basic income", economist.com, 4 July 2018. View

"Guy Standing: Universal basic income debate and Finland's experiment", tbs eFM This Morning, 8 May 2018. Podcast

"The universal basic income: For the sceptics", IAI (Institute of Art and Ideas), 3 May 2018. View

"Who are 'the precariat' and why do they threaten our society", Euronews, 1 May 2018. View

“Guy Standing: Making basic income a reality”, Future Thinkers, 23 April 2018. Podcast

"Guy Standing, reddito cittadinanza farà bene Italia [Guy Standing, a basic income will be good for Italy]" (interview), ANSA, 10 April 2018. View

"Guy Standing: 'Vill människor ha avlönat arbete måste de vara standby vid sina mobiler' [Guy Standing: 'People wanting paid work must be on standby with their mobiles'] (interview), Arbetsvärlden (Sweden), 4 April 2018. View

"Left should stop equating labour with work" (blog post), Social Europe, 23 March 2018. View

"It's time for a universal basic income" (interview), Emerging Europe, 18 March 2018. View

"Why the Tories do not believe in free markets" (blog post), Open Democracy, 26 February 2018. View

"A salve for inequality? Free money for all" (interview), Moneywatch, CBS News, 19 February 2018. View

"Universal basic income would enhance freedom and cut poverty" (letter), Financial Times, 15 February 2018. View

"Das System ist zugunsten der Tech-Konzerne manipuliert [The system is manipulated in favour of tech companies]" (interview), Futurezone (Austria), 14 February 2018. View

"Neo-facism and the troubling third way" (letter), The Guardian, 12 February 2018, p.7. View

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

"Professor Guy Standing - on the need for a universal basic income" (interview), AlwaysPossible, January 2018. Listen

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

A fuller list of articles and interviews can be found here.