Posts by Robert Hiltonsmith

Do you think companies should be required to pay their employees at least the minimum wage? Comply with workplace safety regulations? Pay employees for every hour they work?
March 6, 2017 | Robert Hiltonsmith
The twin issues of rising tuition and increasing student debt have become major national concerns in the past few years, as students, policymakers, and the media have all recognized the threat that...
September 20, 2016 | Robert Hiltonsmith
How much should I save for retirement? How much should I increase my contributions when I get a raise? Should I save in my firm’s 401(k) or a personal IRA? Which investments should I choose? For many...
April 5, 2016 | Robert Hiltonsmith
Yesterday, the Obama administration announced a limited pilot program to allow some federal and state prisoners to receive Pell grants. Predictably, the plan has already drawn criticism from...
July 30, 2015 | Robert Hiltonsmith
Last month, the Supreme Court effectively expanded employers’ responsibility for the performance of the funds in their 401(k) plans, ruling that employers must regularly monitor the investment...
June 11, 2015 | Robert Hiltonsmith
Recently the office of Scott Stringer, New York City Comptroller, released a widely covered report confirming what many in the pension world have been realizing: High-priced...
May 20, 2015 | Robert Hiltonsmith
On Sunday, the New York Times published an unbelievably misleading op-ed on the cost of college by Paul Campos, a law professor at University of Colorado, Boulder.
April 10, 2015 | Robert Hiltonsmith
Because of the most obstructionist congress in history, President Obama has often been forced to turn to executive action to create any meaningful policy change.
November 13, 2014 | Robert Hiltonsmith