Stories by Nicholas von Hoffman

Nicholas Von Hoffman is a columnist for the New York Observer and is the author, most recently, of "Hoax" (Nation Books, 2004). subscribe to Nicholas von Hoffman's feed

Posted on: Feb 17, 2009, Source: The Nation

Decision-makers should bite the bullet and put the banks into receivership or some other form of bankruptcy.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2009, Source: The Nation

Some among America's millions of newly unemployed vent their frustrations -- and wonder what government can do to help.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2009, Source: The Nation

The nation's hopes -- even the world's -- are riding on it, but Barack Obama's stimulus plan is no sure shot.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2008, Source: The Nation

The bailout should be used to expand unemployment compensation instead of propping up a single, failing corporation.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2008, Source: The Nation

We have no idea who got this money or the conditions or collateral put up in return for the loans.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2008, Source:

Many banks are now candidates for extinction. Fear has set in and the Bush administration is unable to explain what it is doing to its people.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2008, Source: The Nation

With no debate or commitment to principle, an enormous segment of the US economy has been turned over to the government.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2008, Source: The Nation

America needs a comprehensive plan to deal with post-peak oil -- and that is going to involve some serious long-term thinking.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2008, Source: Truthdig

A new book on plight of white-collar and blue-collar workers lays bare how the American dream is now out of the reach of tens of millions.

Posted on: May 14, 2008, Source: The Nation

Call it a subdued, bankerly freakout.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2008, Source: The Nation

Those who aren't bitter and/or angry at this point are simply not paying attention.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2008, Source:

As the crisis continues on Wall Street, is it too much to ask McCain, Clinton and Obama to address economic reality?

Posted on: Dec 10, 2007, Source: The Nation

As the US economy sickens, foreign governments are on a shopping spree, scooping up bargains paid for by sovereign wealth funds.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2007, Source: The Nation

Our unabated appetite for gas-guzzling cars and the wrongheaded belief that ethanol is the answer means pricey milk for everyone.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2007, Source: The Nation

Al Gore is a man with something to say -- it is not just rhetoric -- he's got a plan.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2007, Source: The Nation

Buchanan, Harding, Nixon, Dubya ...? Much more fun than your high school History class, this year's President's Day tribute is to the very worst of them.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2007, Source: The Nation

Congress should levy a 'Victory Over Terror' tax on the superrich which would expire once our troops are safely home.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2006, Source:

History shows that inflation and the cost of war go hand in hand -- and Iraq is no different.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2006, Source: The Nation

If students during the '60s had been saddled with the debts our present-day young people carry, there might not have been a civil rights movement.

Posted on: May 8, 2005, Source: The Nation

Before Air America and Democracy Radio it was a settled truth that talk-radio was right-wing territory. But in some form or other, progressive talk is here to stay.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2004, Source: AlterNet

I support the troops and my son. But what he needs is equipment, training, and the full support of the military that sent him to Iraq.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2004, Source: The Nation

David Brooks' latest book is a celebration of a conservative vision of the great American middle class: all mindless consumption and mediocrity.

Posted on: May 22, 2004, Source:

By the time the American army stepped into Iraq, the difference in world view between the United States and everybody else was immense. Why were Americans so taken in by Bush's big lie?