Tom Whyman

Technology

From the Momo Challenge to Porn Laws, We Clearly Need Digital Natives in Charge

Numerous recent stories have shown how much harm people who don't get technology can do.
Tom Whyman
3.26.19
Universities Challenged

Students Can Help Lecturers Break Their Mafia-Like Work Conditions

Working in academia is bizarrely similar to running drugs for a gang.
Tom Whyman
2.21.19
Brexit

Has Brexit Ruined Democracy?

Making sense of the fact that every possible side of the Brexit debate is claiming to speak for 'democracy'.
Tom Whyman
2.11.19
politics

How a New Conservative Student Activism Group Became a Joke Before it Started

This weekend saw the launch of Turning Point UK, a British chapter of an American conservative youth movement.
Tom Whyman
2.5.19
Universities Challenged

It Doesn't Matter That Your Arts Degree Won't Get You a Job

A Tory think-tank is complaining that some degrees aren't value for money. Here's why they're wrong.
Tom Whyman
1.28.19
Review

How to Stop the Future Being Cancelled

A posthumous collection of Mark Fisher's unpublished writing shows that the author of 'Capitalist Realism' is more important than ever.
Tom Whyman
12.5.18
sex work

Your Job Has More in Common with Sex Work Than You Might Think

We spoke to one of the authors of 'Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Worker's Rights' about how to make the world of work better.
Tom Whyman
11.20.18
THE FUTURE

The Emotionless Future of War Means Even More Killing

A Ministry of Defence report thinks dispassionate killer robots will carry out the conflicts of tomorrow. What could possibly go wrong?
Tom Whyman
10.18.18
climate change

Climate Change Will Lock Us Into a Feedback Loop of Stupidity

The more the world heats up, the less we'll be able to understand it.
Tom Whyman
8.15.18
politics

Who Is Really in Charge of Britain?

Theresa May? Gareth Southgate? Or the sticky, muggy heat?
Tom Whyman
7.9.18
2017

The Conspiracy Theories That Failed to Explain 2017

From the Queen dying, to trans teenagers destroying the Labour Party.
Tom Whyman
12.27.17
Paradise Papers

What the Paradise Papers Tell Us About Our Screwed Up Society

It's weird to think this may be the system functioning as it's supposed to.
Tom Whyman
11.7.17
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