Spurred by increasing levels of social and economic inequality, Occupy Wall Street went from a local protest to an international movement in less than a month. As it grew and morphed, critics cited the movement’s lack of clear and precise demands as their downfall. Though perhaps not quite demands, professor Guy Standing’s 29-article “Precariat Charter” does lay out a program of ideas to help the growing class of people that lack an occupational identity—those who can only ever find temporary contract employment and can relate to the sentiments of Occupy.
Professor Guy Standing sat down with author and Globe and Mail international affairs columnist Doug Saunders to discuss a future that includes and accounts for the precariat in a new form of progressive politics.
Filmed at Fleck Atrium, Rotman School of Management by PopVid, Spur Toronto 2015 multimedia sponsor.