Historic inflation calculator: how the value of money has changed since 1900 ByRichard Browning for MailOnlineThis calculator uses official UK inflation data to show how prices have changed and what money used to be worth. Prices And Inflation Calculator In today's comparatively low inflation economy it's easy to forget what a problem inflation was for politicians, economists and consumers. This calculator lets you see how the value of money has changed between 1900 and 2017.
Oh, the glamour of shopping on Fifth Avenue, the glitz of Broadway, the romance of the views from the Empire State Building at twilight... you can do it all in 24 hours and still get back to the UK in time for work on Monday morning. The jetlag, the stress, the cost. Has anyone normal ever in the history of transatlantic flight actually managed to get hold of one of those unfeasibly low-cost seats at the weekend at the advertised rate?
Those of us of a certain age may remember a playground joke that went like this: when is a door not a door? If you’ve never heard it or have forgotten the punchline, consider yourself lucky. It’s terrible. I won’t spoil it (too much). But here’s a clue: the modern equivalent of this 'joke' might be: when is a jar not a jar? The answer: when it’s a sneaky trick dreamed up by product confusion consultancy Faecus and Rectavia to fool us now ex-customers into thinking we were getting a bargain. Boom boom.
The man who rang the bell on the double glazed door next to the double glazed windows to try to sell me double glazing woke me from the sleep I was using to try to overcome this wretched winter illness. He really should have paid more attention at school.
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".