Entries by Raymond Rapada

The Bar-On Brief: Why college textbooks won’t get cheaper anytime soon

College textbooks publishers have a pretty sweet deal in place: Demand is never-ending and required, and supply is barred by copyright laws. It doesn’t take an economics degree to conclude that the result is a monopoly — and ridiculously high textbook prices.  Textbook prices have increased exponentially at a rate comparable to that of college […]