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The Lonely Century – Coming Together in a World that’s Pulling Apart

Noreena Hertz in conversation with Hannah MacInnes

58 mins watch time

Posted September 2020


Even before a global pandemic introduced us to the term ‘social distancing’, loneliness was well on its way to becoming the defining condition of the twenty-first century. It increases our risk of heart disease, cancer and dementia: statistically, it’s as unhealthy as smoking fifteen cigarettes a day. But it’s not too late to do something about it, and in this video, Noreena Hertz suggests bold plans about what we can do to turn the tide against loneliness.