How to be a Pirate: Quartermaster Edition 📙📈

‣ Adapted largely from The Invisible Hook. It's great, go read it:
‣ Grey's 2-hour Director's Commentary:
## Special Thanks
Peter T. Leeson for reviewing a draft of the script. Check out his newest book, "WTF?!: An Economic Tour of the Weird":

## Crowdfunders
Steven Snow, Bob Kunz, John Buchan, Nevin Spoljaric, Donal Botkin, BN-12, Chris Chapin, Richard Jenkins, Phil Gardner, Martin, سليمان العقل, Steven Grimm, Colin Millions, Saki Comandao, Jason Lewandowski, Andrea Di Biagio, David F Watson, Ben Schwab, Elliot Lepley, rictic, Bobby, Marco Arment, Shallon Brown, Shantanu Raj, emptymachine, George Lin, Henry Ng, Jeffrey Podis, Thunda Plum, Awoo, David Tyler, Derek Bonner, Derek Jackson, Fuesu, iulus, Jordan Earls, Joshua Jamison, Mikko, Nick Fish, Nick Gibson, Orbit_Junkie, Ron Bowes, Tómas Árni Jónasson, Tyler Bryant, Zach Whittle, Oliver Steele, Kermit Norlund, Kevin Costello, Ben Delo, Arctic May, Bear, chrysilis, David Palomares, Emil, Erik Parasiuk, Esteban Santana Santana, Freddi Hørlyck, Frederick The Great, John Rogers, ken mcfarlane, Leon, Maarten van der Blij, Peter Lomax, Rhys Parry, ShiroiYami, Tijmen van Dien, Tristan Watts-Willis, Veronica Peshterianu, Dag Viggo Lokøen, John Lee, Maxime Zielony, Bryan McLemore, Elizabeth Keathley, Alex Simonides, Felix Weis, Melvin Sowah, Giulio Bontadini, Paul Alom, Ryan Tripicchio, Scot Melville

## Music
David Rees:




  • The Captain's Version:

    CGP GreyCGP Greyหลายเดือนก่อน
    • this is actually just strauss explaining to the van der linde gang about finance

      Douglas ParkinsonDouglas Parkinson4 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Hey Grey, do you watch the Starz pirate show, "Black Sails"

      legiondoodlegiondood5 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Mike Mikel Yes

      Amy NeverlandAmy Neverland12 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Make how to be a pirate crewman edition

      killer prankster lo lokiller prankster lo lo13 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • could you make video on biggest army in the world please reply

      Tanvi GaonkarTanvi Gaonkar19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What's that test of personality?

    vinny souzavinny souza14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • somehow i think my boss is running his business like a pirate ship

    phuc hoangphuc hoang14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Pirate: "Give us your gold or die" (painfully over-generalized for the sake of the joke) Cultured pirate: *"Swiggity swooty, we've come for your booty"*

    The LOL MinecrafterThe LOL Minecrafter20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 1:13

    Hyrule BrosHyrule Bros23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • How to be a pirate : carpenter (supply chain) edition

    felix subaktifelix subaktiวันที่ผ่านมา
  • would like to see a version on modern day piracy. i wonder how much of of this sill carries over.

    Glen BeestoneGlen Beestoneวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I like the crakling noise at the end.

  • This is amazing

    Orion RodriguezOrion Rodriguezวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Imagine if the captain and quartermaster do this for every sailor

    Tyler McDanielTyler McDaniel2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Lmao dude looks like idubbz

    Kerfer FerkerKerfer Ferker2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Next up: "Empire edition"

    W Game och RetroW Game och Retro2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Question: when the carpenter is the surgeon does he get paid more

    Daan de BeerDaan de Beer2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Shocked that ReBoot got this spot on.

    Skyler AzzuoloSkyler Azzuolo2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • where do you draw and animate?

    Azka Ahmad ParsaAzka Ahmad Parsa2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • hustlers are better than pirates... anyone here wanna buy $4000 doll making software from China for $50?

    HouyhnhnmHouyhnhnm2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • How does Privateers fit into the equation of pirates? I heard Privateers were essentially pirates supported/funded by Monarchs to plunder the ships of opposing nations.

    naejinnaejin2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Can we see how to be a Pirate, One Piece Version?

    Starkiller TyStarkiller Ty3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Socrates: “would you want people voting for a captain?” Pirates: “yes.”

    Venus LeftVenus Left3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • the loop keeps bringing me back i have watch this so many times... booty be licus Damn i wish i was half as cleaver as that line is

    Stan WinslowStan Winslow3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thumbs up if you suddenly want to become a pirate!

    Cyrus Treywolf-GearzCyrus Treywolf-Gearz3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Love this series. You should do a “crewman edition” to get a different perspective

    Ryan SondgerothRyan Sondgeroth3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • we need a surgeon edition and a carpenter edition

    ana massaana massa3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is proof that Google records our voice and then recommends these videos. I was saying, "I AM A PIRATE," out loud.

    Comment May ExplodeComment May Explode3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Very fascinating, one can say the modern pirates are drug traders in a way, their customers are different though but in regards to the relationship with the government’s laws it remains similar.

    Null VoidNull Void3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It’s been a month. I’ve only been watching these two videos. They keep telling me to watch the other one. I’m hungry. I’ve been drinking out of a leak from my ceiling.

    MGsquaredMGsquared4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Well done man. I want to see you cheese. My works are colliding. r/latestagecapitalism

    General JellyRollGeneral JellyRoll4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So pirates were the original Communists? Workers (pirates) owning the means of production (the ship) together, cutting out the Bourgeois (monarchs and nobles) exploitation of labour?

    bach phambach pham4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • quite brilliant way of explaining the concept of Tricky illegality of using forceful merchantability of the endeavor of acquiring illicit goods. Also 'Whats genetics" got me giggling like mad!

    Juni PostJuni Post4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • When CGP watched Black Sails

    Sean CadetSean Cadet4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • so the real hero in pirates of the Caribbean was Mr Gibbs...

    jonathanzeta13jonathanzeta134 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Who “owns” the pirate ship?

    Nicholas KaspersonNicholas Kasperson4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Sounds like the Captain's the CEO whilst the Quartermaster's the company President.

    Joolz GodfreeJoolz Godfree4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So....have you heard of this game called Sea of Thieves? Jerry Seinfeld: But I don't want to be a pirate! Also: Destiny 2 crossover Episode: Toland explains piracy.

    Kwang OhKwang Oh4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Or maybe they can just pay a qualified surgeon more. I figure an ordinary surgeon is already well paid so a pirate surgeon should naturally make a lot more to make up for the additional risk. Heck, they even risk making less money than what they would otherwise make. What if the crew doesn't acquire a whole lot of loot or acquires none at all? You better double their share of the reward. Plus surgeons are pretty smart, they probably want to see records of your past success before signing up and chances are they will probably read the contract agreement to see if it's to their liking.

    Anthony SalfityAnthony Salfity4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Never thought I'd see the day when the quartermaster would smile so genuinely 5:37

    Tac CapTac Cap4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wait so does this sort if make pirates communists? They don’t believe in private property (they trespass it all the time), they share the profits among the people and the leaders are chosen by the people and are for the people because they can be replaced at any time right? Pirates are the real comrades bro

    Vilmos PalikVilmos Palik4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You know, I am glad to see your prediction wasn't entirely right. Sure the Captains video is more liked and watched, but not by much. Because this video is just such a great companion video to the Captain video.

    VelkanKiadorVelkanKiador4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • oh, it was just the captain that was ytoggaf. Q-main is legit.

    Lindsey SangLindsey Sang4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This guy should watch youjo senki.... Those vibes....

    Joshua SusantoJoshua Susanto5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • who owns the boat ? I mean what is the role of the boat owner

    Altair EliasAltair Elias5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Who own/buying the ship in first place? Should they get more money for their investment? Also isn't it cheaper to just get rid of wounded crew?

    Kumol KumelKumol Kumel5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is there another video coming up on this?

    The OverlordThe Overlord5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Now the third, crewman's view, pretty please O:-)

    berry tentacledberry tentacled5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Did he join though?

    Dennis AgainDennis Again5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Uhh, did cgp grey just attempt to end the nature vs nurture debate in 1 line? This is not over!

    HenryHenry5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Gotta min/max your YARR and aggression.

    Fritz ZimmermanFritz Zimmerman5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Rewatch these videos way too often

    eakoandcompanyeakoandcompany5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Captain: how to pirate Quartermaster: why to pirate

    antimarmiteantimarmite5 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • I want a whole TV series about the adventures of the Pirate ship of Quartermaster and Captain.

      antimarmiteantimarmite5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Pirates were the first communists

    FlameDarkfireFlameDarkfire5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The quartermaster edition is better than the captain edition . . . . Come at me

    NPC 420NPC 4206 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is this a lesson on pirates or on how to run a business?

    Grant FlippinGrant Flippin6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Personally, I like the Quartermaster's spiel. Very brass tacks *chef kiss*

    KitsuneRoseKitsuneRose6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Fascinating. One of your best videos. Very well done!!

    DutchOrBelgianDutchOrBelgian6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I've seen (way too) many web videos in my day, including great ones, but none have characters in them as cute as the stick figures of cgp grey.

    X. Perry MentalX. Perry Mental6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So... uh... when are we getting Reservations Part 1?

    Dominic M.Dominic M.7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • how do people pronounce 'michael lofthouse'?

    Arkban AdamasArkban Adamas7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Um... where are you CGP Grey

    GhostlyBanesGhostlyBanes7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This was very insightful, Grey. I had no clue the quartermaster was so vital to the ship's overall operation.

    Adrian FreyaAdrian Freya7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • minute 3:00-3:10 is the most depressing summary of adult life

    Ellie SwanEllie Swan7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 1:03 looks like fallout shelter

    NeoZapper Misc.NeoZapper Misc.7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Giving coin master and the captain personalities with quarks, accents and attitudes is the most amazing thing I can possibly imagine .. big fat like

    eslam zahraneslam zahran7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Crime isn't just an inevitable part of society, it can be an entirely rational choice.

    sumrandumguy1sumrandumguy18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Nest how to be a president

    liam cayabyabliam cayabyab8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The economy diagram on 4:18 is wrong. P1 should correspond to Q1 while in your diagram it corresponds with Q2. Same goes for P2 and Q1.

    stelios petrakisstelios petrakis8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Oh, I thought you meant the *other* kind of pirate

    FlameLFHFlameLFH8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You should do a video on the british parliament during the empire before and after the American revolutionary war

    Colby ThorntonColby Thornton8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • We sell bads and disservices

    Jeff GoldbroomJeff Goldbroom8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Yo gray Make a video about the mandate of heaven

    [ [Deleted] ][ [Deleted] ]9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The captain is remembered while the quarter master is informative

    MrZomBIE16MrZomBIE169 วันที่ผ่านมา
How to be a Pirate: Quartermaster Edition 📙📈