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 Guardian, 15 January 2015.

About Josh Martin

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Josh Martin is a recent graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science where he received an MSc in Social Policy and Planning and wrote his dissertation on the universal basic income as a possible solution to the problems facing Universal Credit in the UK. Prior to LSE, he attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and is originally from Decorah, Iowa.