Text Books and Subsidies
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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