“Moving towards a basic income as a right to subsistence, a right to a home and a right to work will be part of the renewal of the Enlightenment values of equality, liberty and solidarity. ”
Guy Standing is professor of Development Studies at SOAS and co-founder of the Basic Income Earth Network. He is best known as a long-standing and prominent advocate of Universal Basic Income, but he is also responsible for redefining and revitalizing the term ‘precariat’ which describes a new emerging social class suffering from job insecurity as well as identity insecurity and lack of time control. His recent work has focused on the dangers of globalization and the increasing need for unconditional basic income.
"While his perspective is leftwing, many of the author's ideas for fixing the system are receiving more attention from the mainstream" - Financial Times