Josh worked previously as a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the longest serving independent in Congressional history, both in his office in Washington, DC and on his successful 2012 re-election campaign. Josh is excited to work in the IPS New England office and enjoys frequent trips to the ocean and the mountains.
Josh Hoxie joined the Institute for Policy Studies in August 2014 heading up the Project on Opportunity and Taxation. Josh’s main focus is on addressing wealth inequality through the estate tax, a levy on the intergenerational transfer of immense wealth. Josh grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts and attained a BA in Political Science and Economics from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont.
The federal minimum wage has not been raised in 10 years, the longest period without an increase since the program was implemented.
It’s not individual behavior that drives the racial wealth divide — it’s a system that many folks pretend doesn’t exist.
The divide is much bigger than most people suppose. It’s also fixable.
Gross inequalities were created by public policies, and can by fixed by them as well.
Activists, academics, and elected officials gathered in Washington to explain why and how we should raise taxes on the wealthy.
The deep and persistent racial wealth divide will not close without bold, structural reform.
Serious proposals are on the table to address the deepening divide between the uber-rich and the rest of us.
The new Congress needs to prioritize economic policies that empower low-wealth families.
How Enriching the 1% Widens the Racial Wealth Divide
Every other industrialized country has already made the transition and seen both improved health outcomes and reduced costs.
Hint: simply increasing the progressive income tax on top earners isn't enough.
Growing inequity in charitable giving continues to hold risks not only for nonprofits but for the entire nation.
Top-Heavy Philanthropy and Its Risks to the Independent Sector
The three wealthiest U.S. families own a combined fortune of $348.7 billion. While some earned it, many simply inherited it, and that's a problem.
Our country is on track to be run by the children of billionaires. Our ancestors recognized this and took action. We can too.
Inherited Wealth Dynasties in the 21st Century United States
Amazon's wage hike is welcome news, but nobody's well-being should depend on the whims of billionaire CEOs.
As taxpayers, we need to know whether a donation actually makes it to a charitable cause.
The GOP’s trickle-down economics have never worked for ordinary Americans. Medicare does.
Donor-Advised Charity Funds Sequestering Billions in the Face of Growing Inequality