It’s Budget day! At 12.30 this afternoon, the Chancellor will stand up in the House of Commons and tell us how much is being collected in taxes and what the government plans to spend it all on. Budget statements are notoriously dry and jargon-packed – especially once the Chancellor Philip Hammond gets going with buzz words such as ‘fiscal discipline’, ‘weak productivity’, deficit versus debt, etc.
Isas used to be so simple. Now there’s a help-to-buy Isa, an innovative Isa, a lifetime Isa… Isas all over the place. So we decided to go back to basics, for a simple explainer of what an Isa actually is and how to pick the best one for you. In this episode of the Big Money Questions, senior investment planner at Vanguard James Norton, goes through what you need to know about Isas and how they can make you richer.
But after spending a weekend at the world’s first (and likely to be only) economics and comedy festival, I can tell you they’re a match made in heaven. Every November the medieval town of Kilkenny in Ireland hosts Kilkenomics – four days of what’s been described as ‘Davos with jokes’.
Hammond or AI? “Nick [Timothy] would approach things from a social inclusion agenda. I ... from an economic maximisation agenda, but we often came to the same conclusion because people who are excluded from society and cannot fulfil their potential also represent economic waste.”
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".