The Politics of Loneliness

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David Runciman talks to economist and author Noreena Hertz about loneliness and its impact on all our lives, the themes around her new book The Lonely Century.

How does the experience of loneliness shape contemporary democracy? What kind of politics could make us feel more connected? Can technology bring us together or is it driving us further apart?

Plus they discuss the consequences of the pandemic for the future of work and the possibility of building a better world.