Bridges to the Future

Noreena Hertz on the impact of loneliness.

Episode Summary

Is loneliness as bad as smoking fifteen cigarettes a day? How could it become an economic and political crisis costing us billions a day? Matthew scrutinises the ideas presented by academic Noreena Hertz.

Episode Notes

Global crises cause big changes and reveal deep structural weaknesses.  

In this special interview series from the RSA its chief executive, Matthew Taylor, puts a range of practitioners on the spot - from scholars to business leaders, politicians to journalists - by asking for one big idea to help build effective bridges to our new future.

Noreena Hertz  is an academic, economist and  author of The Lonely Century: Coming Together in a World that's Pulling Apart

Produced by Craig Templeton Smith

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