Author Archives: The California Review

US Involvement in Ukraine, I Err on the Side of Caution

by Jacob Hartman Far too often, sensible people are forced to respond to irrational arguments using the invented vocabulary of those they are arguing against. A well-known example is when Socialists utilize their favorite term, “Welfare,” when arguing for wealth transfer, leaving supporters of laissez-faire to defend an allegedly abusive free market as predefined by […]

The Criminal Justice System Has No Leg To Stand On

By Shane Robinson             Locus Standi: the right to bring an action, to be heard in court, or to address the court on a matter before it. In the United States there are three ways to gain standing in a suit: First, if the party can show they are directly and adversely effected by a […]

What is Bitcoin and Why Do Governments Hate it?

by George Hess Within the mainstream media and economic journals, Bitcoin and other alternative currencies have become synonymous with fake money, price instability, and speculative investment. To some extent, these media outlets are correct. Bitcoin has no inherent value; it is very similar to the dollar bill and all fiat currencies in that regard. It […]

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Being a Conservative on Associated Students

by Marco Vasquez In the past few months, Associated Students has seen major events like proposed constitutional changes, the transportation crisis, numerous resolutions, and financial issues. The two events that stand out the most are the divestment from the prison industrial complex and the issue of pulling out of mandated reserves. I had a unique […]

Transportation Referendum is Acceptable, in the Short Term

by Joshua Marxen When the issue of UCSD’s Transportation Services’ budget flared up at the end of last year, the California Review analyzed the issue and determined that the source of the problem was that the people riding the shuttles weren’t the ones paying for it. Instead, people driving to and from campus, paying for […]

Partisan Journalism Downplays Benghazi Mismanagement

by Aspen Coons At this point, we’ve all heard about the crisis in Benghazi and the scandal that ensued, but in case you need to refresh your memory, here’s the quick and dirty version. On September 11th, 2012 the U.S. consulate in Libya was attacked and four Americans were killed. On September 16th, Susan Rice […]

Foreign Investment is Not “Neo-Colonialism”

by George Hess An enduring notion held by anti-capitalists is that multinational investment in developing countries is an inherently malicious process that is injurious to the recipient parties involved. For example, they would infer that this investment is an expression of neo-colonial dominance and control. Even operating voluntarily and without inherent coercion, it is seen […]

Science and the Masses: Bridging the Gap

by Kelsey Doiron Recently, the show Cosmos, originally created and hosted by science communicator Carl Sagan, has made a comeback. Although Carl Sagan is no longer alive, his legacy lives on through the program, now hosted by Neil Degrasse Tyson. Admittedly, while the scope of this show does not compare to a college education in […]

Debate Misses Larger Ideological Issues

by Joshua Marxen Read the Republican perspective On Tuesday, April 29th, the College Democrats and the College Republicans met to debate before an audience of their peers about their partys’ policy positions. Specifically, they debated on three topics – existing and proposed voter ID laws; the role of public and private sector unions, and whether […]

College Republicans Clearly Victorious in Political Debate

by Cassie Silebi Read the libertarian perspective While politics may not always seem to be at the forefront of college students’ minds, the Dolores Huerta room was packed for the Spring Quarter debate between the college Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday, April 29th. Topics brought to the floor included voter identification laws and workers unions. […]

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