John Tamny is editor of RealClearMarkets, Political Economy editor at Forbes, and a senior economic adviser to Toreador Research and Trading (www.trtadvisors.com). He is author of Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You About Economics (Regnery, 2...
How long could you the reader go without using Google, Amazon, Wi-Fi, or the supercomputer (a.k.a mobile phone) that sits in your pocket? Odds are most would be on edge rather quickly. Interesting about all this while the late 1990s are fondly remembered as a boom period, a rather primitive version of Amazon was the only market good in wide use among the four mentioned.
It’s been said that the Republicans erred in addressing Obamacare’s myriad shortcomings ahead of tax reform. The thinking is that economic growth wrought by tax cuts would make for an easier legislative climate, including one for eventual healthcare changes. In truth, Republican voters should be glad the Party’s legislators didn’t lead with taxes, mainly because the GOP is divided on the matter. Worse, each side misses on the kind of tax cuts that would prove most effective.
Could the purchase of a car save a neighborhood? In the past the answer to the previous question would have been quick and dismissive no. Blighted neighborhoods are improved by investment, while a purchase of a car amounts to consumption of wealth; at best something that’s an effect of productive investment. But thanks to technological advances, previous economic truths have become a bit more nuanced.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".