"As the U.S. government hurtles toward a possible government shutdown over disagreements about immigration and fiscal spending, the British government announced this week they would attack another perplexing problem: loneliness. A 2017 study found more than 9 million people in Britain reported they often or always feel lonely. (Thatâ€™s nearly 15 percent of the population of the United Kingdom, and itâ€™s more than the entire population of London.)
Prime Minister Theresa Mayâ€™s response: She appointed a minister of loneliness. The prime minister said the appointee would lead a government coalition to study loneliness and suggest strategies to combat it." - Jamie Dean, WORLD Magazine
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Interesting Take Interesting connection between US govt shut-down and the British govt. naming a Minister of Loneliness. Could have spent more time on why being lonely is such a bad thing. Or do a bit more research and find out if the problem of loneliness is limited to England only, and what studies in the US show about the health effects. Why not dispute the studies, and then ask if loneliness is such a big deal when so many people are more occupied with their smartphones, even when driving their cars.