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Yuri Maltsev, Economist: Healthcare in the Soviet Union — Wine & Cheese presentation

June 21, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Maltsev.compressedPatrick and Mary Peterson, Beth Haynes and the Benjamin Rush Institute invite you to join an intimate (30 guests maximum), convivial gathering, to sample fine wines and cheeses and meet other free market friends. You will also hear our special guest, “the last Soviet Defector,” Yuri Malstev speak about the dangers of socialized medicine. Yuri will offer some brief remarks on his experiences with socialized medicine in the Soviet Union as well as some key points toward a better system from an Austrian free market ideas perspective. Hosted at the beautiful Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese, this promises to be a memorable evening. We can’t imagine a better place for free market dads to be on Father’s Day!


Assuming that Obamacare will either be declared unconstitutional (at least a large part of it) by the Supreme court in the last week in June, or that it will simply fail from its own inefficiencies, costs and contradictions, what will come next?  The two clear but opposite paths for healthcare need some more consideration: socialized or free market.

You have a unique opportunity to enjoy, in a sophisticated setting, the wit and wisdom of someone greatly familiar with both paths, from personal historical experience in Soviet Russia as well as logical, but realistic, Austrian free market economic theory.

Economics Professor Yuri Maltsev has taught at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin since 1991. He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Moscow State University, and his Ph.D. in Labor Economics at the Institute of Labor Research in Moscow, Russia. Before defecting to the United States in 1989, he was a member of a senior Soviet economics team that worked on President Gorbachev’s reforms package of perestroika. Prof. Maltsev was a Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., a federal research agency.

Prof. Maltsev has also appeared on CNN, Financial Network News, PBS Newshour, C-Span, Fox News, CBC, and other American and international television and radio programs. He has lectured at leading universities, corporations, banks, colleges, churches, schools, and community centers all over the world, and is renowned for his wry humor and poignant stories. He has authored five books and hundreds of articles in U.S. and foreign publications.  His special insights come from his study of the great Austrian as well as other free market economists, which he discovered amazingly, while still in the Soviet Union.

The book Requiem for Marx, edited and with an introduction by Maltsev, will be available for purchase and autographing. Req-4-Marx.compressed


June 21, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Patrick & Mary Peterson, Beth Haynes & BRI
(408) 261-1913
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Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese
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Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 United States
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