The Human Action Podcast

Yuri Maltsev: Socialism, Fascism, and Trumpism

Yuri N. Maltsev on Mises Weekends
Yuri N. Maltsev Jeff Deist

In honor of the 24th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s collapse, our guest this weekend is our old friend Dr. Yuri Maltsez, a senior fellow here at the Mises Institute and a professor of Economics at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Yuri is famous for having been a Soviet economist during the Gorbachev era and defecting to the United States.

Yuri and Jeff discuss Trump-ism, the Bernie Sanders phenomenon, and Western progressives’ silly and enduring love affair with socialism. They also discuss what the often-misused terms socialism and fascism really mean.