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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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Socialism: Utopia and Reality

Other Schools of Thought

04/14/2011Audio/Video
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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Unbreakable Union: Lessons Learned from the Demise of the Soviet Union

03/15/2011Audio/Video
Panel on Secession and Disunity. The paper is read by Michael McKay. Recorded March 12, 2011, at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. [12:53]

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Traveling Down the Road to Serfdom: History of Socialism from Marx to Obama

Global EconomyWorld HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

09/30/2010Audio/Video
Recorded at the Mises Circle in Colorado Springs, Colorado; 18 September 2010. Sponsored by Pikes Peak Economics Club.

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