Barney Frank

Barney Frank was a Democratic member of the House of Representatives from Massachusetts between 1981 and 2013. He served on the House Financial Services Committee from 2003 to 2013, and co-authored the Dodd-Frank legislation regulating the financial industry after the 2007-08 meltdown. He is a gay rights advocate who made headlines when he came out as a gay member of Congress. Frank was interviewed by Professor Fritz Mayer on October 25, 2017. In this interview they discuss the 2008 financial crisis, legislation in its aftermath, and his legacy as a politician. The interview was transcribed and annotated by Alena Sadiq.

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