The Invisible Hook

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The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates
Cover, Published 2011
Author Peter T. Leeson
Country United States
Language English
Subject Economics of piracy
Genre Economics
Publisher Princeton University Press
Publication date
ISBN 0-691-13747-1
OCLC 276340750

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.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Weiss, Joanna (May 11, 2008). "Everyone in favor, say yargh!". The Boston Globe. Retrieved May 3, 2009. 
  2. ^ Miller, Roger K. "Pirate profit probe a jolly good read". The Tampa Tribune. Retrieved May 3, 2009. 
  3. ^ Hunt, Ken (November 25, 2008). "The Dread Pirate Jobs". Report on Business. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved May 3, 2009. 

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