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.
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.
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Inherited Wealth Dynasties in the 21st Century United States
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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
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