The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates

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INDEX
Acemoglu, Daron, 187, 252n187/16
Act for the More Effectual Suppression of Piracy, 144–46, 170, 197
Act of Grace, 146–47
Admiralty law, 16, 143–45
ads of force, 149–54, 190, 195, 247n150/6
Africa, 7, 28, 97, 198, 203
Allein, Richard, 6–7
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 156
American Economic Review, 180
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 187–88
American Weekly Mercury, 117
Americas, 7–9, 96
ammunition, 88
amputations, 112–13, 117, 124, 151, 196
anarchy, 26, 51
Angrist, Joshua, 187, 252n187/16
Anne, Queen of England, 199
Archer, John, 18
articles of agreement, 20; compensation and, 67–68; conflict prevention and, 63–70, 81, 229n64/4; conscription and, 136; dispute resolution and, 66; dividing booty and, 67–68; negative externalities and, 70–71; pirate constitutions and, 58–70, 81; public good provision and, 71–74; unanimity and, 60–61, 74–79
Ashton, Philip, 115, 137–38, 210, 244n137/31
Atlantic Ocean, 9, 97
auctions, 67, 230n67/29
authority, 11; autocracy and, 39–41; constitutions and, 58–70, 81; dispute resolution and, 66; dysfunctional societies and, 28; governance and, 48–52 (see also governance); government abuse and, 46–47; maintaining order and, 27; negative externalities and, 20, 53–56, 70–71; paradox of power and, 27–34, 40–41; pirate code and, 45–81 (see also pirate code); pirate democracy and, 23–44; predatory captains and, 15–21, 40–41; principal-agent problem and, 38–44; quartermasters and, 35–36; Roman Senate and, 25; ship safety and, 53, 55–56, 70–71; spurning of, 26; Tiebout competition and, 61–62; torturing officials of, 123–26; Venetian Republic and, 25
autocracy, 39–41
backstaff, 84, 232n84/11
Baer, Joel, 117, 210–11, 246n143/7
Bahamas, 9, 197–98, 201
Barbados, 92, 123, 125
Barbary corsairs, 7
Barlow, Edward, 86
Becker, Gary S., 188

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