Mar 12

Guy Standing

What Must Be Done

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

About a decade ago Guy Standing popularised a new concept: ‘the precariat’. Having now lost any connotation of novelty, it expresses all too well the condition of chronic economic insecurity and the growing anger of the new global social underclass.

Trump supporters and gillets jaunes, Standing says, are just an example of what is bubbling under the surface for this heterogeneous mass class: anxiety, anger, anomie and alienation. He argues that our unfree market system which gives nothing back to society and forges a manipulative populist politics has created the conditions in which frustration and anger boil over.

To cut a long story short, the 20th-century income distribution system allocating income to labour and capital has broken down, irretrievably. What must be done? Come and discuss ideas and solutions with us.

6:30 – 8:30 PM   FULL CIRCLE SALON

A relaxed evening of intelligent talk and discussion, over drinks and light food.


  • 6:30 Doors open
  • 7:00 Talk by Guy Standing
  • 7:40 Table discussion
  • 8:00 Floor Discussion
  • 8:30 Event ends

Location: Full Circle House, 89 Ch. de Vleurgat, 1050 Ixelles.

Tickets:  €15 – 35 BOOK NOW


Guy Standing is an outspoken economist whose studies concentrate on the global socio-economic processes, and precarization in particular. Standing is one of the main advocates of unconditional basic income (a sum of money paid to every citizen regardless of their social and labor status). He is the author of the book The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class.



  • Plunder of the Commons: A Manifesto for Sharing Public Wealth (2019)
  • Basic Income: And How We Can Make ItHappen (2017)
  • The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive and Work Does Not Pay (2016)
  • The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class (2011)



Guy Standing’s personal website