The hedge-fund billionaire and a global advocate has transferred $18 billion in assets to his long-time philanthropy. With the gift, to be distributed over several years, the foundation becomes the second largest U.S. philanthropy, behind the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Open Society already spends close to $1 billion a year to promote democracy and human rights in more than 120 countries.
The U.S. is forecast to become a majority-minority nation by about 2044. Will the racial wealth gap be a chasm, or a relic of an earlier age? Wealth and other disparities along racial lines keep tens of millions from productively engaging in the economy. Living Cities, long-known as testbed for financial innovations to improve the lives of low-income Americans, hopes to make the wealth disparity a thing of the past.
“Nudges” are small changes designed to have a big impact on individual behavior. Richard H. Thaler, a behavioral economist won this year’s Nobel Prize for his work on the idea. Automatically enrolling employees in retirement programs, for example, instead of asking them to opt in, leads to more savings. Nudges have been adopted to make all sorts of public policies more effective, from increasing car registration to getting kids to choose healthy school lunches. Impact investors have taken note.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".