Overpriced Reading Material

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Gabe F., Jun 14, 2019.

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  1. Gabe F.

    Gabe F. Member

    Firstly, I just want to say that that I truly do LOVE The Chronicle of Higher Education - it's a great publication.

    However, I don't understand why they expect me (or anyone) to pay $200 damn dollars for a 48 page guide:

    https://store.chronicle.com/products/career-ready-education?CID=CSCHEFY19CAREERREADYPOPOVER

    I have no doubt the content is good, but c'mon bro... $200? After seeing how so many universities are revolting against overpriced research journals/databases, I can only wonder how sustainable a business practice like this. Am I to believe the price equilibrium for this little guide is $200?
     
  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    We occasionally hear stories about overpriced textbooks. In this case most buyers are likely to be university libraries and they don't even think much about price, it just comes out of the budget.
     
  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    Similarly, Chronicle of Higher Education wants me to pay to subscribe whereas InsideHigherEd is free and IMHO just as informative. Easy call.
     
  4. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

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