That question is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column. The wealthy can fly to the sun, meet outdoors, test regularly, and find many other workarounds. Poorer individuals tend to be working together in public-facing service jobs. That has a Covid downside, but it does make them less lonely. So who are the biggest loneliness losers?
…it’s pointless to debate which group is loneliest. Still, I might argue for some sympathy for Northerners in midlevel jobs who work alone or remotely. Think of academics, accountants, middle managers.