Rule Like A Pirate

Enough of monsters for now.

Peter Leeson has published a paper under the puntastic title An-arrgh-chy: The Law and Economics of a Pirate Organization. A little too late for Talk Like A Pirate Day, but still good – it was published earlier this year and this version is dated October 2nd.

(Spotted in The Atlantic Monthly; Download the PDF here)

Leeson looks at the systems of law and regulation in place on pirate ships of the 17th and 18th centuries, complete with reflections on the relationship between ship governance and the other revolutions of the period. While hamming it up, of course.


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