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.