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Your favorite math reference book(s)?
01-13-2018, 03:52 PM
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RE: Your favorite math reference book(s)?
(01-12-2018 01:10 AM)matthiaspaul Wrote:  It probably was a combination of several factors, some of which have been already mentioned. Also, the (usually rather low) book prices in East Germany were dictated through so called Preisanordnungen (PAOs) by their government for political reasons (prestige, education) and didn't (had to) reflect actual product costs or the amount of time spent on preparing a book - so authors and publishers could spend much more time improving the contents than publishers in the West which had to make a profit to survive.

Would it mean that the "free market" is not always producing good goods? (not that it would be a surprise)

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RE: Your favorite math reference book(s)? - pier4r - 01-13-2018 03:52 PM

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