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.

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.

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Student Debt Relief Is Good Politics — and Good Policy

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Debunking Myths About Wealth and Race

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Every other industrialized country has already made the transition and seen both improved health outcomes and reduced costs.

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America’s Wealth Dynasties Are Getting Even Bigger

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Report: Billionaire Bonanza 2018

Inherited Wealth Dynasties in the 21st Century United States

No One in the United States Should Be Poor, Period

Amazon’s wage hike is welcome news, but nobody’s well-being should depend on the whims of billionaire CEOs.

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