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Yuri N. Maltsev

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Yuri N. Maltsev (1950–2023) was Professor of Economics at Carthage College in Wisconsin. He held various government and research positions in Moscow, Russia. Before defecting to the US in 1989, he was a member of a senior economics team that worked on President Gorbachev's reforms package of perestroika. Before settling in the Midwest, he was a Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC. a US federal research agency. His work involved briefing members of Congress and senior officials at the executive branch on issues of national security and foreign economic and military assessment. He also 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 authored and co-authored fifteen books and over a hundred articles. He was a recipient of the Luminary Award of the Free Market Foundation.

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The Decline and Fall of Gorbachev and the Soviet State

BiographiesOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

08/30/2022Mises Daily Articles
The people of the USSR rightly considered Gorbachev to be just another Communist Party hack. His "reforms" were only expedient measures designed to preserve communism.
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The Sovietization of America


11/03/2021The Austrian
Maltsev says, a goal of the Marxists is the secularization of America, which is a necessary step toward establishing a communist state—the perfected state of mankind.
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De-Socialization of Lithuania

Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal EconomyStrategy

06/03/2019Mises Media
Presented in 1990, Kęstutis Baltramatis speaks of Lithuania's plan to completely privatize industry and dramatically cut the size of the public sector.
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Barriers to De-Socialization in the USSR

Global EconomyStrategyU.S. Economy

06/03/2019Mises Media
Presented in 1990, Yuri N. Maltsev describes the miserable standard of living in the Soviet Union and explains how the economy could be fully privatized.
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Murray N. Rothbard as a Critic of Socialism

World HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

11/27/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Rothbard characterized socialism as the “violent abolition of the market.”


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