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 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
Tax cuts from the Bush, Obama, and Trump years have left a massive gap in the public coffers. This hurts everyone.
Small-dollar donations and serious on-the-ground and digital organizing are helping insurgents take back the reins of power from big money and proving voters are ready for an unapologetic leftist message.
The movement for economic justice may have lost in court, but it’s winning in the streets.
Some rich people fly first class to fancy hotels. Others fly private jets to private islands.
America's largest state once offered residents a world-class, debt-free college education. It could again, and so could your state.
The lasting impact of slavery, red-lining, and mass incarceration, and how they contribute to today's massive racial wealth gap.
Taxing Wealth to Fund College for All in California
PACs aren't sitting well with left-leaning voters, leading candidates to move away from a reliance on corporate funding.
It’s easy to get lost in the noise from pundits and politicians who thrive on the tax code’s complexity.
More than 1.7 million viewers tuned in to Bernie Sanders' inequality town hall streamed on Facebook Live, with tens of thousands more watching it later.
Corporate public relations teams extol bonuses to pump up the Republican re-election effort, but many people will end up unemployed.
While billionaires fund a PR push for the tax law, most ordinary workers report seeing no increase in their take-home pay.
A Pennsylvania secretary gets an extra $1.50 a week from the GOP tax bill. The Koch brothers get an extra $27 million.