Originally Posted by Warfish
The cost of education is horrific. Forget Oil, lets explore why Education costs so much, given the massive public subsidy and exceptionally low overhead costs of Education.
While we're at it, lets find out why $3.00 worth of paper and cardboard sells for $390.00 in the College Bookstore.
$1,000 for a single 3-credit local lolCommunity College Class, for whats worth about $150.00.
Agree that book prices are ridiculous especially when they come out with new editions for their captive audiences to kill the used book industry by adding 3 pages of new content. The only issue I have with your statement is considering it $3 worth of paper and cardboard. You left out the only value the book actually has which is its content. Still not worth $400 but I can see $40/book being reasonable.