Hakem-Lemaire.ill [Increasing Engagement via Zero Cost]

This graph shows that textbook costs rise at the third highest rate of all categories in the U.S. from 1998 to 2018—an inflation of about 140%, behind only hospital services and college tuition. How does it make sense that textbook prices are inflating more rapidly than child care, hourly wage, cars, and housing?

Graph showing relative changes in price of several categories of goods & services,