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 GOP's Tax Breaks for the Private Jet Set

The GOP tax bill carves out special provisions for private jet owners, while their budget plan doubles fees for commercial passengers.
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Everyone Hates This Tax Bill

The more the public learns about the tax cut plan making its way through Congress, the more they hate it.

New Report Underscores Massive Tax Giveaways to Private Jet Set

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

Report: High Flyers 2017

How the private jet lobby shifts costs to the rest of us, threatens our security, and fuels a warming planet.
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The GOP Tax Bill Does Nothing to Address Our Racial Wealth Divide

Instead, they're prioritizing private jet ownership over home ownership.
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Private Jets and Trust Fund Kids Show Where the GOP's Tax Priorities Lie

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.
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America’s Wealth Inequality Has Reached Staggering New Levels

Most concerning is the potential for these wealth hoarders to use their outsized bank accounts to buy outsized power over our government.
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Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett Are Wealthier Than The Bottom Half of the Country Combined

That’s three people versus about 160 million people.
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It's the Best of Times for Billionaires, The Worst for Everyone Else

There's much to learn from Dickens' iconic story. Our revolution doesn't have to be as bloody.
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Report: Billionaire Bonanza 2017

The Forbes 400 and the Rest of Us

Trump’s Tax Cuts Are the Biggest Wealth Grab in Modern History

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is nothing short of a boon to the very wealthy at the expense of everyone else.
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The Racial Wealth Divide in Trump's America

When it comes to wealth in the Black and Latino communities, they are significantly lagging behind their White counterparts. Will the President step up to help or continue to let them suffer?
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Black and Latino Families Will Be Broke in a Few Decades if We Don't Fix the Wealth Divide

New research shows that if the growing racial wealth divide is left unchecked, median Black and Latino families will become penniless within a few decades. It doesn't have to be this way. 
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America is Ready for Universal Health Coverage

The United States today is the only industrialized nation that doesn't guarantee health care as a basic right to all its citizens. The Medicare For All Act could change that.

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How the Racial Wealth Divide is Hollowing Out America’s Middle Class

Tax Cuts for the Rich Help the Rich, Not You

Big money will pull out all the stops to sell you a tax plan that exclusively benefits the wealthy. Don’t buy it.
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Why Martin Shkreli Won’t Be the Last Pharma Bro

How Shkreli got rich in the first place remains not just legal but celebrated.
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Don’t Lie to Poor Kids About Why They’re Poor

Those at the bottom — and the top — deserve to know why their experiences are so different.
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Now Eric Trump is Accused of Stealing from a Cancer Charity

Just another chapter in the weird stories of the first family.

Fed Up with Washington, DC? Look to Washington State.

In the face of gridlock at the federal level, Seattle is leading the way towards a more just economy.

Project Director, Opportunity and Taxation

Program on Inequality and the Common Good

josh@ips-dc.org

617-477-8630 x301

Topics of Interest

Dynasty Trusts, Estate tax, Hidden Wealth, Inequality, New Economy, Offshore Taxes, Philanthropy, Progressive Populism, Racial Wealth Gap, Tax Reform, Tax subsidies