There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

The free market economist Milton Friedman once famously said, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” meaning that all goods are paid for somehow. If only he were a professor at Berkeley! This fall, our university’s “wise” administration struck a deal with Adobe Systems to offer their popular Creative Suite to Cal students for…

Nad Permaul

When touring campus, potential Cal students are inevitably told about the virtues of the ASUC, ostensibly the sole remaining autonomous student government in all the land. This used to be true. Up until 1997, the ASUC and all of its functions were controlled by elected student leaders. However, there was a small problem: turns out…

Schwarzenegger Depends on Federal Money to Close Budget Gap: Failure May Result in More Cuts to State Services

Governor Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders are counting on the federal government to provide the state with funding to help stave off a massive $19.9 billion budget deficit that may result in significant spending cuts should the money not arrive. The governor made the plea in his annual budget proposal, released in January. The state will…