Guy Standing- ‘When work doesn’t pay: Ideas for a better economic system’

Brighton Summit 2017 Keynote Speaker

Guy argues that the current economic system is broken. Freelancers, contractors and new small business have become the precariat: those who don’t know how much they will be paid this month because they are not sure of regular work. This means they don’t even know if they can pay the mortgage or rent.

As a leading economist, Guy suggests some alternative ideas that could create a better economy, including the concept of basic income that can provide financial security for all. These ideas, in turn, may encourage more entrepreneurship, as people can feel confident to take more chances and risk failure to make their businesses better, which is key to a thriving economy.

Hear Guy’s powerful and moving talk here.