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Win A Free Copy of the book:
Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic System

Description of the Contest

   It is the case that the author consciously inserted three errors into the book Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic System. (Remember the old hand-calculated Trigonometry Tables, with purposely inserted errors to catch plagiarists?) He also unconsciously inserted three more errors into the book Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic System. (Remember the last time you tried to produce an error-free essay, only to relearn that perfection is not a human trait?) There are, therefore, six errors in the book Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic System.
   These errors are of a variety that may appear in the first printing of any important and necessarily hurried book. For example, the book may contain errors of spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax, misquotings, logic, prudence and indeed, truth to tell, errors of truth, to at least partially enumerate the possibilities. Thus the errors of concern here are errors of commission; errors of omission will be dealt with in future essays.
   Here's how the game is played. The Contest is to find those errors. More specifically, there are many Contests for Category Winners finding most of the errors and one Overall Winner who finds them all. Naturally, we can't give away a copy of the book Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic System to just everyone who finds these errors. What if everybody in the world begged, borrowed, bought or stole and then carefully studied the book Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic System sufficiently to find these errors? Our publisher might be happy, but we'd go broke. Therefore, in each category, only the first person to respond correctly in that Category/Contest will be declared the Winner of that Category/Contest and receive her/his prize. Decisions of the Judges will be final. So be the first to find the errors in the book Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic System and you will win a copy of the book, delivered to your door, absolutely Free!

Prizes of the Contests

   A Category Winner is anyone who first correctly identifies and communicates to the CSDS by e-mail any particular 2 of the 3 consciously inserted errors and any particular 2 of the 3 unconsciously inserted errors in the book Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic System. Each Category Winner of the FREE BOOK CONTEST will receive a copy of the book, with S&H prepaid. Of course, since there are 3 different possible pairs of the 3 consciously inserted errors in the book, and there are 3 different possible pairs of the 3 unconsciously inserted errors in the book, there are 3 x 3 = 9 different possible combinations of 2 of the 3 consciously inserted errors and 2 of the 3 unconsciously inserted errors in the book Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic System. But you already know the math. Each of the 9 different possible combinations of 2 consciously committed errors and 2 unconsciously committed errors represents a Category and will have a Category Winner who will receive a free copy of the book, signed by the author. 
   The Overall Winner is the first person who correctly identifies and communicates to the CSDS by e-mail all 3 of the consciously inserted errors and all 3 of the unconsciously inserted errors in the book Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic System. This person will receive not only a copy of the book Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic  System, but the book will be appreciatively, appropriately and suitably inscribed by the author, documenting the accomplishment. Naturally, S&H will also be covered for the Overall Winner of the FREE BOOK CONTEST. 
   Actually, it could be argued that everyone who enters the FREE BOOK CONTEST will be a Universal Winner. For certainly everyone who finds less than 2 of the 3 intentionally inserted errors and/or less than 2 of the 3 unintentionally inserted errors will have carefully read the important book Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic System that contains, so far as they are concerned, essentially no errors of any possible kind -- surely a unique, satisfying and rewarding experience.

Why You'd Want a Free Book After You've Read the Book

   The reasons why one might want a free copy of the book Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic System, after one has carefully read same, are as numerous as the different specific names of the general concept of UGI (see, e.g., ch. 3) or the reasons why some society might want to realize some form of Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic System (see, e.g., ch. 12). Here, we can barely scratch the surface.

  1. Because one wants to keep one's own personal copy of the book, marked up or otherwise, but give another copy of the book to someone one loves.

    Because one might have only borrowed the book from the library or a friend and now one wants one's own personal copy.

    Because one wants an autographed copy of the book to show her/his Grandchildren or sell for a profit.

    Because one doesn't want the copy of the book to fall into the hands of the wrong people.

  2. Because one just likes to enter competitive contests.

Contest Duration

   This FIND THE ERRORS/FREE BOOK CONTEST will Begin as soon as the book Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic System becomes available from the publisher. The present best estimate of the timing of that momentous occasion is Spring 2000. More precise ETAs will be announced right here as they become available, so keep checking back for the latest information. 
   This FIND THE ERRORS/FREE BOOK CONTEST will End when all the Category Winners and the Overall Winner are duly established or after six months following the publication of the book Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic System, whichever comes first. Unless specifically requested to not do so, the names of all winners, with their winning answers, will be posted right here on the world wide web, for all the world to see. No "fifteen minutes of fame" here; eternal acknowledgment as an Error-Finding Expert will be your celebrated fate.

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