Guy Standing, Professor, Economist, SOAS University of London of Philosophy
Guy Standing is one of the world’s leading progressive economists. In his new book, The Blue Commons, he submits that in the past 50 years, the sea has been subject to the greatest enclosure in history, which has led to the most extensive privatization with the grip of global finance involved in highly profitable rent-seeking activities. We have a green politics, but not a blue politics. The blue commons have been plundered. This is ecologically and economically catastrophic. Standing proposes a progressive strategy that would revive the blue commons, reverse environmental decay, and reduce inequalities while giving commoners basic economic security.
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