With rising automation, is the Royal Society of Arts right that it’s time for a universal basic income? We suffer from a culture of competitive overwork that is unpleasant, unhealthy, and unsustainable. Faced with rising automation, the state should consider a variety of options: one of them is a universal basic income (UBI). A UBI allows for a freedom and security that is particularly beneficial when it comes to jobs being replaced by automation.
Oxfam is facing necessary scrutiny after appalling allegations have emerged in recent days, but until now, large charities have been let off too lightly. One can only imagine the scale of the furore had a for-profit organisation been embroiled in this scandal. Look back to the Kids Company debacle to see what happens to charities when they get too comfortable relying on so much taxpayers’ money – they take their eye off the need to deliver results in order to justify donations.
Rail fares have just gone up again, by an average of 3.4 per cent. Add to that the industrial action that has plagued Southern Rail and other operators and it’s hardly surprise that a recent poll found that 75 per cent of Britons support renationalising the railways. This, however, wouldn’t just fail to deal with the problems that have passengers so angry. It would make things even worse and be grossly unfair.
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".