Robert Hiltonsmith


Robert Hiltonsmith is a policy analyst at Demos.

Simple rules are needed to prevent the securities industry from skimming and start acting in the best interest of investors Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Fixing highly regressive tax systems is one of the essential steps in making our country's tax code more fair. Read more

Economic Policy

Young adults entering the workforce today think they'll be worse off than their parents—they're not wrong. Read more

Civil Rights in America

Why is the right attacking public employee retirement benefits? Read more

Special Report

By echoing Republican calls for austerity, conservative Democrats could derail the fragile recovery. Read more


A few Republican lawmakers have broken ranks and acknowledged the truth: Dealing with the budget deficit will require tax increases. Read more


Some states, like Wisconsin, are asking state employees to contribute more to their pension plans, but others are just scrapping them. Read more


Republicans are hyping their $61 billion cut to this year's budget, but their real targets are Social Security and Medicare. Read more