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The Invisible Hook

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The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates is a non-fiction book by economist Peter Leeson that shows how the modern economic concept of mutual self-interest motivated pirates to form cooperative and democratic societies that preceded the origins of modern-day democracy.In June 2020, Youtuber CGP Grey adapted the book into two YouTube animations, including ideas from the book and how pirates kill out of a desire to make an example of rather than out of personal malice to quote the video.
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original title: The Invisible Hook
language: English
date of publication: 2009
genre: non-fiction

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