The Decline and Fall of Gorbachev and the Soviet State

by Yuri N. Maltsev Yuri N. Maltsev, senior fellow of the Mises Institute, worked as an economist on Mikhail Gorbachev‘s economic reform team before emigrating to the United States in 1989. This is his 1992 introduction to Requiem for Marx. Lenin‘s slogan, “Marxism is Almighty Because It Is True,” was displayed practically everywhere in the former Soviet […]

What Soviet Medicine Teaches Us

This Mises Daily was originally published August 21, 2009 by Yuri N. Maltsev In 1918, the Soviet Union became the first country to promise universal “cradle-to-grave” healthcare coverage, to be accomplished through the complete socialization of medicine. The “right to health” became a “constitutional right” of Soviet citizens. The proclaimed advantages of this system were […]