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First, there was the “invisible hand”. Now, Peter Leeson has discovered the “invisible hook”!

Although I’m wary of theories purporting influences upon American political thought or the Constitution, Leeson’s economic perspective on 17th and 18th Century piracy in the Atlantic is based on primary documents and provides a cogent comparison to the current Somali episode. What […]

First, there was the “invisible hand”. Now, Peter Leeson has discovered the “invisible hook”!

Although I’m wary of theories purporting influences upon American political thought or the Constitution, Leeson’s economic perspective on 17th and 18th Century piracy in the Atlantic is based on primary documents and provides a cogent comparison to the current Somali episode. What […]



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