Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Planet Money: Why Textbook Prices Keep Climbing

This economics oriented podcast gives a pretty nuanced explanation of the rapid rise in textbook prices and various responses.  Sadly, they do not mention the response that many of us are engaged in--the production of high quality, open-source, free textbooks.  After listening to the podcast, I have a much better understanding of the variables that drive textbook prices.  I highly recommend a listen. 

You can hear the 15 minute piece here:  http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/10/03/353300404/episode-573-why-textbook-prices-keep-climbing


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