Bring back the NBA

<p>Gemma Barry (Letters, 21st March) is both right and wrong. We live, for better or worse, in a society that has inverted the usual definition of a cynic: it knows the value of everything and the price of nothing. Because nothing has a price, we tend to under-value all our purchases; that leads us not to purchase at all.</p><p>Some 10 years ago, you published a letter in which I suggested that the way round the perceived problem of the Net Book Agreement was simply to reduce the price of books. What has happened, post-NBA of course, is that books that used to retail for &#163;14 now have a...

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