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Guy Standing and A Precariat Charter From Denizens to Citizens

A Precariat Charter From Denizens to Citizens FromĀ  Guy Standing is a vital book. Right now a variety of attention is being directed, quite deservedly, towards Thomas Piketty’s “Capital within the Twenty-First Century” however, whereas Piketty’s evaluation of the issue is robust, his coverage suggestions are rather weak. Professor Standing, focusing on the particular difficulty of the “precariat” (the new class of working poor created by the ruthlessness of neo-liberal assaults on wages, social safety and working conditions) affords a number of excellent, practical options in his proposed constitution for a progressive, more egalitarian and democratic society.

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