May 17 • 25M

'An epidemic of loneliness and isolation'

My interview with Brendan Case, associate director of research at Harvard's Human Flourishing Program

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Life in North America is becoming increasingly lonely — and this trend is impacting all areas of our lives, including our physical health. So much so, in fact, that the United States Surgeon General recently issued an advisory on loneliness, characterizing it as a critical public health concern. But my guest on today’s program says that that report fails to grapple with the drivers of our loneliness epidemic, including economics.   


Brendan Case is the associate director for research at the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University. His response to the Surgeon General’s report appears at Compact Magazine this week.

Brendan Case is my guest, today on Lean Out. Transcript to come for paid subscribers.

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