2018

Length: (17 mins.) ... Date: (Dec 2018) ... Source: https://youtu.be/nnYhZCUYOxs

TALK | discourse

Recent books ...

  • The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive and Work Does Not Pay (2016),
  • Basic Income: A Transformative Policy for India (2015),
  • A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens (2014);
  • The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class (2011; 2016): [16 languages]

Links ...

Website ...
Guy Standing
.com

Related ...
Earlier talk ...
(2017)


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Who Are the Precariat ?

Why we need Universal Basic Income

Guy Standing (PhD), is a Professorial Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies - SOAS, University of London, founder member and co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network. His ideas are based upon the premise that:

  1. there can be no return to the labourism that underpinned social democracy and welfare states in the 20th century.
  2. the precariat will provide the leadership and energy for a new progressive politics.

But isn't UBI just one step from a cashless society under a surveillance-based domineering regime? To counter that possibility we propose adopting - Universal Basic Agriculture (UBA) - working the land in conjunction.

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WISH LIST - Location: Paeroa, NZ. The requirements below are located within 4-12 kilometres of Paeroa town centre. Our housing: 4-bedroom house with attached cottage; warm, quiet, private, with sunny garden area and 4-24 healthy fruit trees; Our covered areas: 1 double garage; 1 drive-in workshop (84-124 square metres); 2 storage sheds (each 48-96 square metres); 1 green house (48-124 square metres, working); Our land: 4-12 hectares of fertile, sheltered, well-drained, well-fenced, gently sloping farmland.

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