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Yuri N. Maltsev

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Yuri N. Maltsev is a 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 has authored and co-authored fifteen books and over a hundred articles. He is a recipient of the Luminary Award of the Free Market Foundation.

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Yuri Maltsev Explains the Tea Party

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

01/28/2014Mises Daily Articles
The Tea Party showed in 2010 how formerly apolitical people could become dedicated activists.
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What Soviet Medicine Teaches Us

HealthTaxes and SpendingFiscal TheoryOther Schools of Thought

In 1918, the Soviet Union became the first country to promise universal "cradle-to-grave" healthcare, writes Yuri N. Maltsev. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Harold Fritsche.
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Socialized Health Care and the Anti-Capitalistic Mentality: International Evidence

Session on Studies in History and Policy. Recorded March 9, 2012, at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. [17:13]
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What Soviet Agriculture Teaches Us

Other Schools of ThoughtProduction Theory

The Mises Circle in Indianapolis. Sponsored by Weaver Popcorn Company. Recorded 14 May 2011.
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Socialism: Utopia and Reality

Other Schools of Thought

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.
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