Why are college students illegally downloading textbooks?
Because the college system here in the US isn’t directly based on learning, or fairness, or the good of the generation in giving them a chance in the job market. It’s a market itself. Its for profit. It’s a system for making money while the students happen to get the right certification to *hopefully* get somewhere in life, and that last part often ends in shambles.All things considered, a college education is just a side-effect of most colleges in the US. The main priority is money.
Students that attend college are often the most debt-laden. People just starting off in life, often not having a stable or significant job to support themselves. They’re the ones who face often-crippling student loan debt, one of the most aggressive forms of debt. Student loans aren’t even forgiven at the time of a person’s death.
This brings us back to why students are stealing Textbooks via internet versions. They’re a ripoff. They’re overpriced as it is…and often come bundled with extra content. The marketed idea is these extra CD-ROMS or online codes for websites help with the learning content. Not always true. Many professors and courses often only use the book, or rarely use the extra content. These books often cost only half as much without this “Extra content” packaging.
Don’t worry, I quote myself like…all the time.