Loneliness is not a standard subject for economists. So The Mint was intrigued to talk to Noreena Hertz about her new book, The Lonely Century: A Call to Reconnect. Noreena has previously written on global capitalism killing off democracy, international debt and making smart decisions. So the first question was what had led her to study loneliness. Her inspirations were surprising and her findings fascinating.
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