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Dr Guy Standing

Our guest on the Controlling Idea on Monday February 13, 2023 is Dr Guy Standing when we will be discussing Nomadland the book by Jessica Bruder and the movie starring Frances McDormand.

Guy Standing, an economist, with a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, is Professorial Research Associate at SOAS University of London, and was a professor at SOAS and the Universities of Bath and Monash. Before that, he was Director of the ILO’s Socio-Economic Security Programme. He is co-founder and co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and of the UK Academy of Social Sciences.

His recent books are The Blue Commons: Rescuing the Economy of the Sea (2022); Battling Eight Giants (2020); Plunder of the Commons (2019);

Basic Income: And How We Can Make It Happen (2017); The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive and Work Does

Not Pay (third edition 2021); A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens (2014); The Precariat (fourth edition 2021). The Precariat has been translated into 23 languages.


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