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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Trump’s Master Class in Tax Deceit

Three ways the president is selling tax cuts for the rich when no one actually wants them.

The Seattle Minimum Wage Study Is Utter B.S.

Fortunately for workers, credible research still points to raising the minimum wage as one reliable solution to the scourge of inequality.

The Unpleasant Impact of an Unserious Budget

If you can get past the fuzzy math, Trump’s budget means certain pain for most families — and big tax cuts for the wealthiest few.

Envisioning a Post-Trump Future

A new book published by the Next Systems Project challenges us to think past today’s daily scandals to consider exactly what kind of society we want to live in.

Inequality Makes Us Sad

The Great Recession, a new study shows, has driven the sharpest decline in reported happiness since researchers started collecting consistent data.

The Myths Behind Inequality in Our Country

Imploring people to simply work harder ignores the fact that most jobs don’t pay enough to get ahead.

Can Economics Embrace Economic Justice?

A provocative speech implores mainstream economists to recognize the moral burden on economists

A Closer Look At Evictions Caused By Increased Housing Costs

An in-depth look at what happens when cities become unaffordable.

A Tax Plan Only a One Percenter Could Love

Instead of helping average working families, Trump’s tax agenda actually targets those already most vulnerable.

‘Deaths of Despair’ Rising for White Working Class

A new study points to rising hopelessness as a major driver of the declining health and life expectancy of working class white Americans.

Seattle Takes on the Trump Budget

Trump’s budget would make Seattle’s housing crisis worse—so a new campaign is looking to make the city “Trump-proof”.

Immigrants Pay More Than Their Fair Share

A new study shows that undocumented immigrants pay $11.7 billion in state and local taxes alone.

The White House Budget Proposal Doesn’t Add Up

The president’s budget won’t balance federal spending one bit, but it’ll move a lot of money up to the rich.

Blame the Baby Boomers

The often praised and all-too-powerful generation is taken to task in this searing critique of the contributions Baby Boomers have made.

What Explains the Racial Wealth Gap?

A new study shows the legacy of racism far outweighs individual financial decisions in driving the growing gap between black and white families.

Enlisting Millennials for the Resistance

The new project Resist365 is taking aim at the inequality-expanding agenda of the new Trump administration — and inspiring a new generation of progressive leadership.

‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Reminds Us Just How Little Racial Progress We’ve Made

The racial wealth divide today has not decreased since James Baldwin died in 1987.

Trump’s Bad Deal on Trade

Trump says he’ll spike bad trade deals, but he’s still letting the big corporations that write them make the rules.

Who Exactly Is Benefiting from the Rise in Stock Markets? Probably Not You.

When we cheer for the growth in stock prices, what we’re really cheering for is the further swelling of the bank accounts of the already wealthy.

Houston, We Have an Inequality Problem

Houston, Texas has been segregating at a rapid pace. Unfortunately, the twin ills of rising inequality and increased gentrification have become too familiar in urban America.

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