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 Wealth Gap Between Black and White Families Is Getting Worse

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Report: Ever-Growing Gap

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A wildly popular new podcast challenges firmly held beliefs around social mobility and our education system.

Trump’s Trickle-Down Ticket

Donald Trump’s VP pick signals a commitment to slashing taxes for millionaires and cutting services for everyone else.

Poorer Than Their Parents

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Help Spread the Word: #RacialWealthGap

Help us spread the word about our latest report, “The Ever-Growing Gap: Without Change, African-American and Latino Families Won’t Match White Wealth for Centuries”

America’s Huge Racial Wealth Gap Is No Accident

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Maine People’s Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage, Fund Education, and Provide Universal Family Healthcare

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In Stark Contrast to the Past, the Democratic Platform Addresses Issues of Structural Inequality

Tax reform, Wall Street accountability, and the racial wealth divide are all acknowledged in this year’s agenda.

Paul Ryan’s “A Better Way” Proposal is Anything But

Predictable as ever, the House Speaker’s plan would give an average annual tax break of nearly $800,000 to the top 0.1 percent.

These States are Taking Tax Reform into Their Own Hands

Massachusetts, California, and Oregon are all launching campaigns to combat rising inequality. Other states should take note.

The Real Reason Republicans Are Going after the IRS

It’s simple: a weak IRS helps the wealthy avoid paying taxes.

Half of Prince’s $300 Million Estate Could Be Taxed. That’s a Good Thing.

The late pop star eschewed tax-dodging chicanery and will still leave a sizable fortune to his heirs—as well as to the taxpayers who helped him succeed.

What the IRS Says About the State of Our Democracy

Underfunding the IRS helps the very wealthy at the expense of the middle and working class. So why do we do it?

Tupac Shakur on Inequality, Greed, and Donald Trump

Two decades before Bernie Sanders’ presidential candidacy, the hip-hop artist described the absurdity of inequality in America that continues to get worse today.

Our Childhood Poverty Is a Global Embarrassment

A new UNICEF report shows the U.S. lagging behind countries like Turkey and Slovakia on efforts to reduce childhood inequality, even as it ranks No. 1 in wealth.

Onshore Tax Havens

American elites don’t have to go to Panama to hide their money — they can go to Delaware.

Food Firms That Prove Worker-Shared Ownership is Smart Business

Chobani CEO transferred partial ownership to his employees so they could build the company and their futures at the same time.

How to Redistribute Wealth—Without the Guillotine

We can’t just tax billionaires’ paychecks. We should tax the wealth they’ve already amassed.

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