≡ Menu

Loving the Price: The Reason for High Price in Academic Books

Interesting observation from Jeff Tucker on the Mises Blog about the reason for the inflated cost of academic books:

Loving the Price

July 29, 2011 by

This new book in Austrian theory is $711.

A similarly sized hardback in the Mises store is $25.

Just saying.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Pierre July 29, 2011 at 12:45 pm [edit]

Is there a free online version of Austrian Law And Economics? jk…

Jeffrey Tucker July 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm [edit]

No. It is just reprints from academic journals.

You do know what makes this crazy system work, right? 1) copyright monopolies, 2) tax money that is buying these books for state university libraries.

{ 0 comments… add one }

To the extent possible under law, Stephan Kinsella has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to C4SIF. This work is published from: United States. In the event the CC0 license is unenforceable a  Creative Commons License Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License is hereby granted.