Barney Frank: Ridicule is a Powerful Weapon

The retired Massachusetts congressman shares his philosophy on the therapeutic and polemic power of humor. Ridicule, says Frank, was one of his greatest weapons in Congress.

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The retired Massachusetts congressman shares his philosophy on the therapeutic and polemic power of humor. Ridicule, says Frank, was one of his greatest weapons. Not only does humor get you remembered, it often helps you persuade audiences through laughter and levity.

Politics & Current Affairs

Former US House Representative Barney Frank argues that the ignorance underlying resistance to same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization is similar. In both cases, he says, reality will overcome prejudice and ultimately be adopted as the law of the land.

Politics & Current Affairs

Former U.S. Representative Barney Frank discusses why we need regulations in place for future technology. This video is a highlight of Frank's presentation at Exponential Finance 2014, presented by Singularity University and CNBC.

Technology & Innovation

His hope is that by March 2010, a new entity will be charged with looking out for systemic risk in the economy.