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SPAIN: Podemos determined to push for basic income in the Spanish Andalucia region

Photo – Center left: Francisco Vega. Center right: Carmén Lizárraga. Credit to: Europa Press.   Carmén Lizárraga, economy and property representative of the political party Podemos in Andalucia (southern Spain), declared in November that Podemos will present an initiative to the regional parliament demanding a basic income. Lizárraga made the declaration at a short press conference which she shared with

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VIDEO: Podemos Renta Básica – Renta Básica YA! [Basic Income NOW!]

This short clip, with clear attractive drawings and without spoken words, depicts the basic income financing scheme presented by Jordi Arcarons, Antoni Doménech, Daniel Raventós and Lluís Torrens, which in Spain would result in 645 €/month for every citizen. This is an initiative of the Podemos Renta Básica group, which has remained very active, even though the Podemos political party

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SPAIN: Podemos introduces a conditional grant in its electoral program

After having defended Basic Income (BI) for the latest European Parliament elections and rejecting it in its first Economic Policy draft, Podemos maintains a conditional grant measure in its latest electoral program. In this document, the main economic policy instruments related to this conditional grant are the transfer of a guaranteed 600 € per month for every family or every citizen

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Borja Barragué, César Martínez Sánchez, “The Basic Income on the agenda of PODEMOS: A matter of political or financial viability?”

Abstract: The paper addresses the recent emergence of two phenomena on the political agenda of many OECD countries: political parties born out of Social Movements and the Universal Basic Income (UBI). Regarding the former, one of the most important novelties in the Spanish political context has been the emergence of PODEMOS. Coming from nowhere, just four months after its foundation

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Giorgos Kallis, “Podemos party’s plan to ‘stimulate consumption’ needs more ambition”

Kallis discusses the far-left Spanish political party Podemos’s economic plan to ‘stimulate consumption’ but claims that it does not go far enough to reorient the economy.  One of Podemos’s policies is a basic income, but only for those who cannot find work.  Kallis suggests making it truly universal. Giorgos Kallis, “Podemos party’s plan to ‘stimulate consumption’ needs more ambition”, The

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SPAIN: Poll shows Party that endorses BIG most popular

[Toru Yamamori] Recent poll shows Podemos (We Can) is most supported party in Spain. Podemos was a newly emerged political party in January 2014 out of Indignados, the anti-austerity movement similar to the Occupy Wall Street. The party endorses BIG and got five seats in European Parliament Election in May 2014. According to the poll released November 1st by the

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