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The invisible hook : the hidden economics of pirates

Author: Peter T Leeson
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Takes readers inside the wily world of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century pirates. With swashbuckling irreverence and devilish wit, this book uncovers the hidden economics behind pirates'  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter T Leeson
ISBN: 9780691137476 0691137471 9780691150093 0691150095
OCLC Number: 276340750
Description: xvi, 271 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The invisible hook --
Vote for Blackbeard. The economics of pirate democracy --
An-arrgh-chy. The economics of the pirate code --
Skull & bones. The economics of the Jolly Roger --
Walk the plank. The economics of pirate torture --
Pressing pegleg. The economics of pirate conscription --
Equal pay for equal prey. The economics of pirate tolerance --
The secrets of pirate management --
Epilogue: omnipresent economics --
Postscript: you can't keep a sea dog down. The fall and rise of piracy.
Responsibility: Peter T. Leeson.

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One of San Francisco Chronicle's 100 Best Books for 2009 Winner of the 2009 Best International Nonfiction Book, Week Winner of the 2009 Gold Medal Book of the Year Award in Business and Economics, Read more...

 
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