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Andrew O'Hagan

14: Debate: What is the Value of Experience?


For the first time ever in this country there are more pensioners than under-16s. Yet why as a society do we persist in valuing innovation and novelty above hard-won experience?

Presenter Matthew Sweet and the philosopher turned management consultant Robert Smith, award-winning novelist Andrew O'Hagan, brain scientist Susan Blackmore and technological entrepreneur Charles Armstrong debate whether it's time to redress the balance in favour of accumulated wisdom.


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