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Coronavirus has plunged a global economy into a tailspin that we’re scrambling to correct. But philanthropy isn’t the answer to systemic inequality — and it should have never been the question

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Do you know how much a billion dollars is?


There’s been widespread criticism of their lacklustre Coronavirus management strategies — so why are Johnson and Trump seeing a huge spike in their approval ratings?

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“The perpetrator of a confidence trick (or ‘con trick’) is often referred to as a confidence (or ‘con’) man, or con-artist.”

Make them think it’s their idea


The Coronavirus crisis blasts light through the gaping holes in Western economic ideology. Can our collective future afford such a delicate system?

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“…if it is the future you seek, then I tell you that you must come to it with empty hands.”


Coronavirus has invoked a historic, government-backed halt on work. What happens in a rentier economy when capitalism folds?

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A storm made of storms


To kill the Coronavirus, global air travel is cancelled. Now airlines across the world are in crisis, and begging for state bailouts

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“Be careful who you stamp on on your way to the top — you see them all again on your way back down.”


COVID-19 / Coronavirus

Post-industrial society has been plunged into a historic healthcare and trade crisis, and now capitalism needs to be paused. Will a global healthcare emergency transform healthcare and economics as we know it?

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Find out how Python 3’s function annotations can help you write clearer, more human-friendly Python functions.

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Straight as an arrow

def useful_function(x) -> int:
# Useful code, using x, here
return x


Handling exceptions in Python is a little different than in some other languages. So, when and how do we use try-except?

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Photo by Rick Sanchez on Unsplash

A Quick Intro

/ɪkˈsɛpʃ(ə)n,ɛkˈsɛpʃ(ə)n/ — A person or thing that is excluded from a general statement or does not follow a rule.

An exception is an event that occurs during the execution of a program that disrupts the normal flow of instructions.

Exceptions in Python


Internet technologies are more sophisticated, intelligent and invasive than they’ve been yet. So how realistic is it to truly disappear online?

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How can a system of infinite profit on dwindling resources ever repair its own devastating ecological legacy?

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The difference between medicine and poison is in the dose.

Thomas K R

Technologist, citizen. On political theory, power, ideology and a more human future. Another world is possible. ✊🏼💻🛠🌏✨

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