Nicholas von Hoffman, a veteran newspaper, radio and TV reporter and columnist, is the author, most recently, of Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky, due out this month from Nation Books.
South Africa's growth rate is outstripping its ability to generate electricity. There's a message here for us.
OK, three-quarters of what he says is wacky. But his view of the Fed's contribution to rampant inflation is right on the money.
The Clintons cannot compete with the enthusiasm Obama sets off so they are trying to destroy it. They just may succeed--but at an awful price.
No matter how much it adds to inflation, the Fed, prodded by Wall Street, is poised to again lower interest rates--punching an even bigger hole in our purchasing power.
There's a lot to like about Mike Huckabee. But when you look at his record, there's a lot to worry about.
Hillary Clinton's touting her expertise over Obama--but is experience at political attack, mega-fundraising and cronyism really all that desirable?
As the US economy sickens, foreign governments are on a shopping spree, scooping up bargains paid for by sovereign wealth funds.
Conservation, like taxes, is for little people. When you're rich you can waste all the water you want.
One way or another, banks will get taxpayer help to undo the subprime mess, but it won't be cheap. And the rest of us can bank on getting robbed in the process.
As the superrich get richer, the rest of us sink deeper into debt. But when American consumers can no longer consume, our whole system falls apart.