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Guy Standing has a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge. He has held professorships at the University of Bath and SOAS, University of London, following a long career at the International Labour organisation in Geneva, and has advised the UN, World Bank and governments around the world on labour and social policy. He is currently a professorial research associate at SOAS. In 1986 he co-founded the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) and now serves as its honorary co-President. He has been invited to speak on the precariat and basic income in over 350 locations since his bestselling book The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class was first published in 2011. He lives in Switzerland and is a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences.

Books by Guy Standing

The Blue Commons

An exposé of the plunder of the world's oceans, and the devastating environmental and economic impact that is having across the globe

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Plunder of the Commons

A vital and incisive solution to many of the problems society faces today: we must reclaim the commons.

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Basic Income

The essential guide to understanding the real economics behind a universal basic income

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