Wednesday, December 04, 2002

expensive reading

The one thing that strikes you most when you come to the US for higher education is the price of textbooks ... given my over-cynical view of academia in general, I find it unreasonable to price "high-brow" pseudo-fiction so high as to potentially dissuade people from studying something. And American students are constantly amazed that a $55+ valued textbook for a core class can be obtained legally in India (among other South-Asian countries) for about $8. Christopher Dreher attempts to find the answer to the burning question why do books cost so much?

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