23 Sep 2020

The Lonely Century Noreena Hertz

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 23 September 2020

In a world where robots are replacing people and you can rent a friend, economist and author Noreena Hertz talks to Kathryn Ryan about loneliness. She has been named as "one of the world's leading thinkers" by The Observer, and by Vogue as "one of the world's most inspiring women". Her new book is the Lonely Century - Coming Together in a World That's Pulling Apart. From isolated people working from home to elderly people in Japan apparently choosing prison over living alone, Noreena Hertz looks at our fundamental need for connection and community and offers ideas for how we can re-connect, as individuals and as communities.