Dr. Steve Horwitz & Dr. Gerald Friedman - October 18, 2016
"Socialism vs. Capitalism"
Dr. Steve Horwitz from St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York and Dr. Gerald Friedman from University of Massachusetts-Amherst lead a discussion on issues comprising of the roles of markets and governments within society-including their ability to exacerbate or reduce inequality- multiple ways of conceptualizing income inequality and how it impacts economic efficiency, and what-if anything-we should do about it. All in attendance left with ideas and questions about how real standards of living depend not only on absolute but on relative incomes.
Yuri Maltsev - March 2016
"The Rise and Fall of Socialism in the Twentieth Century"
YURI MALTSEV is a prolific author and world-renowned speaker. Professor of Economics at Carthage College in Wisconsin held various government and research positions in Moscow, Russia.
Dr. Maltsev 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 Chief Consultant of the Bank for Foreign Trade and a member of a senior team of Soviet economists 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 federal research agency. His work involved briefing members of Congress and senior officials on issues of national security and foreign economic and military assessment. Dr. Maltsev may be the only person to have briefed senior leaders on both sides during the last stages of the Cold War.
Dr. Maltsev testified before the U.S. Congress and appeared on CNN, PBS NewsHour, C-Span, CBC, SABC, NPR and other American, Canadian, Spanish, South African, Lithuanian, Latvian and Finnish television and radio programs. He has written extensively on Austrian economics, political economy and economic history and authored five books and over a hundred articles. He contributed to the Encyclopedia of the World Poverty and numerous other publications. Dr. Maltsev has built a reputation for accurately identifying the right economic trends and political developments. His unique and broad experiences establish him as a primary source of information on the opportunities and risks created by the demise of the Soviet Union.
Dr. Maltsev has spoken to policymaker, professional, student, and general audiences throughout North America, as well as in Europe, Asia, and Africa.