The federal minimum wage has not been raised in nearly 10 years and June 16 marks the longest period it has been fixed without a raise. As a result, its value has significantly diminished. IPS’s Josh Hoxie says if it were raised to $15/hr, almost 40 million workers would benefit

Josh Hoxie

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.