Academic textbooks and healthcare incentives compared – Boing Boing

The always interesting Boing Boing blog has a long post on the market for academic textbooks and makes explicit comparisons of the incentives in this market and in the U.S. healthcare system. I won’t quote from the article, as it is good enough for me to recommend you to read it in whole, along with the comments, several of which are good also. I will say that I am making some progress in this area, having for the first time given students several weeks’ notice about the textbooks I am going to use in the upcoming spring semester. Next year, I will try to substitute some creative commons sources for textbooks, but it will be hard, and very hard for my graduate courses.

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