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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Rare Wins for Tax Fairness Spark New Life Into the Movement

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TurboTax is Lobbying to Make Filing Your Taxes More Difficult

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The Treasury Department Could Help Block Offshore Tax Havens

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Looking Beyond The Election

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Game Changers: How We Can Unrig the Rules and Reverse Runaway Inequality

Eight bold solutions, rooted in social movements, that can break through our broken political system.

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The Latest on the Racial Wealth Gap

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The president shifts focus to the next administration to solve inequality.

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Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid is putting Denmark on the map.

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Seven Substantive Issues That Divide the Democratic Candidates

In a field defined more by conformity than contradiction, here’s where the candidates split.

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