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.
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.
The Great Recession, a new study shows, has driven the sharpest decline in reported happiness since researchers started collecting consistent data.
Imploring people to simply work harder ignores the fact that most jobs don’t pay enough to get ahead.
A provocative speech implores mainstream economists to recognize the moral burden on economists
An in-depth look at what happens when cities become unaffordable.
Instead of helping average working families, Trump's tax agenda actually targets those already most vulnerable.
A new study points to rising hopelessness as a major driver of the declining health and life expectancy of working class white Americans.
Trump's budget would make Seattle's housing crisis worse—so a new campaign is looking to make the city "Trump-proof".
A new study shows that undocumented immigrants pay $11.7 billion in state and local taxes alone.
The president's budget won't balance federal spending one bit, but it'll move a lot of money up to the rich.
The often praised and all-too-powerful generation is taken to task in this searing critique of the contributions Baby Boomers have made.
A new study shows the legacy of racism far outweighs individual financial decisions in driving the growing gap between black and white families.
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.
The racial wealth divide today has not decreased since James Baldwin died in 1987.
Trump says he'll spike bad trade deals, but he's still letting the big corporations that write them make the rules.
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, 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.
Children born to poor parents have little real chance at becoming rich — or even middle class. A federal inheritance tax could help solve this.
New paper makes the case that a global tax on concentrated wealth is ethical, politically viable, good for growth, and could solve a lot of the world’s problems.
If Obama's health law is reversed, taxes will go down for the rich and up for the poor, while millions lose coverage.