A person wrote to me to argue that the National Socialist German Workers' Party was not socialist. http://rexcurry.net/socialistNSGWP.html
The following is my response:
     Your effort to defend and rehabilitate the National Socialist German Workers' Party by asserting that they are not socialist is bizarre.  Granted, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics murdered more people (~60 million deaths, 1917-'87) and the People's Republic of China murdered more people (~50 million, 1949-'87) than did the  the National Socialist German Workers' Party (~20 million, 1933-'45), however that does not make the latter "not socialist" simply because of the lesser numbers killed, nor does it exclude the latter from the trio of socialist atrocities involved in the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part) at http://rexcurry.net/socialists.jpg     

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Socialism Crusades, Socialist Crusaders, Occult socialism
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Editor, The Wall Street Journal   24 January 2009
200 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10281

To the Editor:

The headline of your report on Mayor Lawrence Morrissey of Rockford, IL, spending time in Washington begging pooh-bahs there for money speaks volumes: "Wish List in Hand, Mayor Travels to Washington and Finds He’s Not Alone" (January 24).

Mayor Morrissey's use of his time seeking government handouts is an ideal, if unintentional, tribute to a great son of Rockford, the economist Gordon Tullock.  Forty-two years ago, in one of the most important papers published in economics during the 20th century, Tullock identified the phenomenon of "rent-seeking."*  Rent-seekers generate huge amounts of waste by using resources to plead for handouts.  It's not so much the actual transfers from taxpayers to successful supplicants that are wasteful, Tullock showed, but the fact that the prospects of receiving these transfers prompt producers to form themselves into special-interest groups.  These interest groups divert the time and resources that they, as producers, would have spent doing socially productive things - such as administering cities efficiently - into lobbying for government favors.  Successful rent-seekers benefit, but the diversion of resources from productive uses into pleading and pandering at the feet of politicians makes society poorer.

Donald J. Boudreaux, Chairman, Department of Economics
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030

* Gordon Tullock, "The Welfare Costs of Tariffs, Monopolies and Theft," Western Economics Journal, Vol. 5, 1967, pp. 224-232.
(It's a travesty that Gordon Tullock has never won the Nobel Prize).

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SOCIALISTS, SOCIALIST stalin mao hitler socialists genocide holocaust wholecaust trio of the worst atrocities
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