Born OTD in 1948, British professor of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London,and co-founder of the Basic Income Network, Guy Standing. Guy will be speaking about Basic Income here in Hastings on 2nd April.

Basic Income

Basic Income is a regular cash transfer from the state, received by all individual citizens.

It is an acknowledgement that everyone plays a part in generating the wealth currently enjoyed only by a few. Political parties across the world are now adopting it as official policy and the idea generates headlines every day. Guy Standing has been at the forefront of thought about Basic Income for the past thirty years, and in this book he covers in authoritative detail its effects on the economy, poverty, work and labour; dissects and disproves the standard arguments against Basic Income; explains what we can learn from pilots across the world and illustrates exactly why a Basic Income has now become such an urgent necessity.

Available in store and online.

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