A new book by Guy Standing: The Corruption of Capitalism

Biteback Publishing has published Guy Standing’s new book: The Corruption of Capitalism: Why rentiers thrive and work does not pay.

The publisher says about the book: … This book reveals how global capitalism is rigged in favour of rentiers to the detriment of all of us, especially the precariat. A plutocracy and elite enriches itself, not through production of goods and services, but through ownership of assets, … Meanwhile, wages stagnate as labour markets are transformed by outsourcing, automation and the on-demand economy, generating more rental income while expanding the precariat. …

Paul Mason says about it: “The Basic Income is an idea whose time has come, and Guy Standing has pioneered our understanding of it – not just of the concept but of the challenges it is designed to meet: rapid automation and the emergence of a precarious workforce for whom wages derived from work will never be enough. As we move into an age where work and leisure become blurred, and work dissociated from incomes, Standing’s analysis is vital.”

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