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Australia's oldest PhD, Elisabeth Kirkby [HD] The Science Show, ABC RN

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In completing her PhD at age 93, Elisabeth Kirkby has become the oldest known Australian PhD after a varied life as an actor, farmer, broadcaster and parliamentarian. Research for a masters degree quickly became a PhD where she looks back to the hardship of depression in the 1930s. Alan Greenspan, US Federal Reserve Chief 1987-2006 has said he didn't see the financial crisis of 2007 coming. Much of the world is still feeling the effects. Today confident financiers say it couldn't happen again. But others aren't so sure. Elisabeth Kirkby takes us back to the 1930s when the unemployed suffered as governments focused on repaying debt putting aside responsibility to reign in poverty.
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