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Text Books and Subsidies

  • April 29, 2008
  • Gautam
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Tim Lee on why textbooks paid for or subsidised by the government is a bad idea.

This is a bad idea for a bunch of reasons. For starters, there’s no reason to think that government-funded textbooks would be any good.

What’s really needed, I think, is to find ways to leverage the web for lower-cost distribution of instructional materials.

Exactly what some organisations are attempting to do.

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