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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The Racial Wealth Gap is the Result of Systemic Racist Policies

The lasting impact of slavery, red-lining, and mass incarceration, and how they contribute to today's massive racial wealth gap.

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Taxing Wealth to Fund College for All in California
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No Love for Working Families This Valentine’s Day

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Move Along, Baby Boomers

In the face of countless crises, it’s time for the next generation to lead.
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Democrats Should Create Policies That Help the Black People Who Put Them In Power

They can start by addressing the racial wealth divide.
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The GOP's Tax Breaks for the Private Jet Set

The GOP tax bill carves out special provisions for private jet owners, while their budget plan doubles fees for commercial passengers.
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Everyone Hates This Tax Bill

The more the public learns about the tax cut plan making its way through Congress, the more they hate it.

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The Private Jet Industry Spent $56 Million Dollars to Lobby Congress to Save More than $1 Billion in Taxes for America’s Most Affluent Fliers

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Project Director, Opportunity and Taxation

Program on Inequality and the Common Good

josh@ips-dc.org

617-477-8630 x403

Topics of Interest

Dynasty Trusts, Estate tax, Hidden Wealth, Inequality, New Economy, Offshore Taxes, Philanthropy, Progressive Populism, Racial Wealth Gap, Tax Reform, Tax subsidies