Why Austrian Economics Matters (Chicago 2011)

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  • Why Austrian Economics Matters High School Seminar in Chicago April 2011

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04/14/2011Yuri N. Maltsev

A defector from the Soviet Union, Yuri Maltsev knows that socialism is not better than communism.Intellectuals love socialism because they imagine themselves holding power. Communism, a utopia created by Marx, was intended to be classless with no money. Most people in the world today live under socialism.

High School Seminar in Chicago on 8 April 2011. Sponsored by Jeremy Davis.

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Yuri N. Maltsev, Senior Fellow of the Mises Institute and professor of economics at Carthage College, worked as an economist on Mikhail Gorbachev's economic reform team before defecting to the United States in 1989. He has testified before the US Congress and appeared on CNN, PBS News Hour, C-Span, CBC, and other American, Canadian, Spanish, South African, and Finnish television and radio programs. He has authored and co-authored fifteen books and numerous articles. He is a recipient of the Luminary Award of the Free Market Foundation.

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