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.
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.
The Trump tenure has been boom times for those at the top. For the rest of the country, economic opportunity looks bleak.
What Apple really unveiled were plans to collect a massive windfall from the GOP’s corporate tax handout.
In the face of countless crises, it’s time for the next generation to lead.
A country’s greatness is measured not by its richest, but by how it treats its most vulnerable members. By that measure, we're a certified shithole.
They can start by addressing the racial wealth divide.
The GOP tax bill carves out special provisions for private jet owners, while their budget plan doubles fees for commercial passengers.
The more the public learns about the tax cut plan making its way through Congress, the more they hate it.
The Private Jet Industry Spent $56 Million Dollars to Lobby Congress to Save More than $1 Billion in Taxes for America’s Most Affluent Fliers
How the private jet lobby shifts costs to the rest of us, threatens our security, and fuels a warming planet.
Instead, they're prioritizing private jet ownership over home ownership.
The private jets provision in the Senate bill is indicative of who's at the table – the wealthiest presidential cabinet in American history and their billionaire friends.
Most concerning is the potential for these wealth hoarders to use their outsized bank accounts to buy outsized power over our government.
That’s three people versus about 160 million people.
There's much to learn from Dickens' iconic story. Our revolution doesn't have to be as bloody.
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