How to be a Pirate: Quartermaster Edition 📙📈

2 jun. 2020
2 990 443 Weergaven

‣ 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 Grey5 maanden geleden
    • i found your channel by accident. im here to stay.

      5150jc5595150jc559Maand geleden
    • @locomotivefaox so true how to end it

      Jakub ŁuczakJakub ŁuczakMaand geleden
    • Yes

      Hugh JanisHugh JanisMaand geleden
    • @InstanTinople no (in Spanish)

      Mike MikelMike MikelMaand geleden
    • @Mike Mikel sí

      InstanTinopleInstanTinopleMaand geleden
  • I’m demoting you to Eighth master!

    Jaydee 8652Jaydee 865223 uur geleden
  • So who's paying for the repairs, medical bills, food and drink?

    giveagoodsonggiveagoodsongDag geleden
  • This is straight up awesome! I watched both versions, seriously love it

    ZorutanZorutanDag geleden
  • This is what pirate school would be like.

    Potato Floating in SpacePotato Floating in SpaceDag geleden
  • I appreciated that subtle Thoreau reference.

    Michael ConnorMichael ConnorDag geleden
  • 🖥️🖨️ ⌨️🖱️ 🚂🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃🚃🚋 🚄🚠🚠🚠🚠🚠

    Vuk DjordjevicVuk Djordjevic2 dagen geleden
  • Wtf pirates are based anarcho-syndicalist gang?

    c0nceitedc0nceited2 dagen geleden
  • I've been stuck in an endless loop listening both the captain and the quartermaster for 5 months. Pls sen help

    S2mpleS2mple3 dagen geleden
  • I'm stucked in this loop for hours!! Somebody help me! Please!

    Kristhian GutiérrezKristhian Gutiérrez3 dagen geleden
  • When economic inevitability forces you to make a video about economic inevitability

    Joseph HarrisonJoseph Harrison4 dagen geleden
  • These videos make me want a realistic VR pirate life game.

    ColToonsColToons5 dagen geleden

    8g00gl8g00gl5 dagen geleden
  • just in case you ever wondered what kind of thought processes hilter used to justify his actions.

    UberKrassMannUberKrassMann5 dagen geleden

    gadlygamer the meme n yeet boigadlygamer the meme n yeet boi6 dagen geleden
  • je parle pas angler, mais c'était une super video, je regard souvent t vidéo pour m'endormir, jy comprend rien mais c'est posey thx le bro

    I II I6 dagen geleden
  • 4 Farthings are actually 1 penny. ;)

    DerSonntagsHeldDerSonntagsHeld6 dagen geleden
  • This actually explains for business works aswell

    Т1000 YoutubeТ1000 Youtube6 dagen geleden
  • More like 1/8th master

    COOOKIESCOOOKIES6 dagen geleden
  • I thought it was about internet pirates... Make a video about internet pirates

    Dakara mo IkkaiDakara mo Ikkai7 dagen geleden
  • A pirate ship apparently says you can leave, just leave a note so we at least know if you are or aren’t a safe ally

    Patrick ChangPatrick Chang7 dagen geleden
  • I would like to speak with the corsair.

    Alkis05Alkis057 dagen geleden
  • The virgin Captain vs the Chad Quartermaster.

    paco ramonpaco ramon7 dagen geleden
  • This was less fancy than the other video.

    paco ramonpaco ramon7 dagen geleden
  • These pirate corporations remind me of a private army/nation, effectively only held together by charisma, bigger army deplomacy, and hutspa.

    nate000088nate0000888 dagen geleden
    • That's literally how they worked, too

      Unknown nameUnknown name7 dagen geleden
  • More like ⅛master

    Kevin SiebertKevin Siebert8 dagen geleden
  • the quartermaster would be a great supreme court justice in the greyverse

    Baylor WisemanBaylor Wiseman8 dagen geleden
  • The booty brand

    Seth KunertSeth Kunert8 dagen geleden
  • They dont want servicing, but the business will service them regardless... Isn't that Facebook's advertising model? Also, where do i sign up to be a CGP crewman?

    john wrightjohn wright9 dagen geleden
  • I'm not gonna lie, for the first 3 minutes of the video I thought this was a clever allusion to internet piracy.

    Im Am YesIm Am Yes9 dagen geleden
    • The Philosophies of Piracy are always the same, no matter the time period

      Unknown nameUnknown name7 dagen geleden
  • I'd join if I were him.

    Qais Al balkhiQais Al balkhi9 dagen geleden
  • Huh this really doesn’t sound all to bad

    Christopher GeraghtyChristopher Geraghty9 dagen geleden
  • "income means seizing the biggest booty" alright im in

    FakePillowFakePillow9 dagen geleden
  • Interesting how you would use the language of "the roll of the cosmic dice" when the rest of the video so clearly affirms a stringently deterministic and materialistic worldview.

    George DubyaGeorge Dubya10 dagen geleden
  • weird flex but okay

    SkyKnight34SkyKnight3410 dagen geleden
  • hell I'd join

    Valdas VValdas V10 dagen geleden
  • who else went back and forth after watching these vids.

    Aaron NeibergAaron Neiberg10 dagen geleden
  • Is he ever gonna join the crew? Cuz he's been asking around the whole time..

    Хайдер Султан Аль РамадиХайдер Султан Аль Рамади10 dagen geleden
  • 0:51 I love that they're hexagons.

    Josh HelmuthJosh Helmuth10 dagen geleden
  • I love these videos. @4:19 I see what you did there sir. ;)

    Angel AbramsAngel Abrams10 dagen geleden
  • Run for office. Their all pirates. Admiralty law. Law of the sea. Their treasure is buried in rome. Under a giant church. Pirates.

    Vaga-Bard GTFVaga-Bard GTF11 dagen geleden
  • My first liked video

    Desydoes StuffDesydoes Stuff11 dagen geleden
  • The attribute spread of your prospective pirate is dumb and violent.

    James PerkinsJames Perkins12 dagen geleden
  • Sign me up!

    Christian SjøgreenChristian Sjøgreen12 dagen geleden
  • "So, are you compelled to joi-" Shut up and let me work for you!

    Sargis HarutyunanSargis Harutyunan12 dagen geleden
  • Help im in a loop between these two videos

    enigeer aimingenigeer aiming12 dagen geleden
  • I have watched these videos six - ten times. I would love a CGP Grey video on the Irish pirate Queen Gráinne Mhaol (Grace O'Malley)

    Domhnall O BraonainDomhnall O Braonain12 dagen geleden

    BoserBoser12 dagen geleden
  • 3:19 I love this part, because no one would know what genetics were back in the yaaar! days.

    The Blue Phoenix: Captain GamerThe Blue Phoenix: Captain Gamer12 dagen geleden

    hi's IQ if you remove the negative sidehi's IQ if you remove the negative side12 dagen geleden
  • 0:51 H E X A G O N S

    Ardeth WinterArdeth Winter13 dagen geleden
  • Yeah...I'm gonna need you to pillage on saturday, that'd be greaaat....

    TheGoodWarioTheGoodWario13 dagen geleden
  • can i marry the quartermaster? he seems cool 😚

    CristinaCristina13 dagen geleden
  • "You're demoted to 1/8th master." -Stede Bonnet,The internet historian

    Matsu_ MoshiMatsu_ Moshi13 dagen geleden
    • I was looking for this comment.

      Developer LLL124Developer LLL1248 dagen geleden
  • i saw a hexagon: Hexagon really is the bestagon

    Count HellsingCount Hellsing13 dagen geleden
  • Wait these videos have created a loophole? He speaks with the captain, then speaks with the quartermaster, then the captain, then the quartermaster and so on.

    Elliot BrownElliot Brown14 dagen geleden
  • Sounds like Charles from Metalocalypse is geting desperate for work

    1owk3y1owk3y14 dagen geleden
  • This is like watching the marketing team vs the accountants/ financial advisors

    Leo MartinoLeo Martino14 dagen geleden
  • i've learned more about business models in a pirate video than when i was actually searching about them

    Sarah GuerraSarah Guerra15 dagen geleden
  • This is just capitalism versus socialism. The owners of the merchant ventures are capitalists. They own the business entire, hold absolute legal power over its assets and their disposal, keep all the profits of the business for themselves (with perhaps a little sharing with certain high-ranking employees to buy their loyalty), and pay their workers as little as they can get away with. Meanwhile, the pirates are socialists. They own their business collectively, decide on policy and the use of the business' assets collectively, democratically elect (and depose) their managers, and share the profits of the business among all workers (with some bonuses for specialised labour, which are also agreed on collectively). The merchants are running private companies. The pirates are running worker cooperatives.

    TBot AlphaTBot Alpha15 dagen geleden
  • 0:50 Already, Grey is showing his love for the humble hexagon...

    Nathan FitzgeraldNathan Fitzgerald15 dagen geleden
  • 0:51 Hexagons are the BESTAGONS preview

    13. Alfonso Fierro13. Alfonso Fierro15 dagen geleden
  • me: "going to work 9-5 on a a english man of war and i will have my lawfull 30 minutes of lunch each day" Captain : *laughs in victorian as he cracks the whip

    HolyMaryFullOfShitHolyMaryFullOfShit15 dagen geleden
  • quite a convincing argument that appeals to reason. if collaboration is key, i should meet the crew first. No synergy, higher personal risk.

    Cullen LathamCullen Latham16 dagen geleden
  • And now I am in an infinite loop between the two videos.

    2C (02) Chan Kwan Yu2C (02) Chan Kwan Yu16 dagen geleden
  • Merchant alliance be like

    LucLuc16 dagen geleden
  • so this poor recruit is stuck in an infinite loop of "I'll ask this guy" forever? ok then.

    Carrick VelkrowCarrick Velkrow16 dagen geleden
  • 1:53 Pretty sure you said "ec cetera" here. "Et cetera" is correct. Loved the video though!

    Wade FitzgeraldWade Fitzgerald17 dagen geleden
  • These comments are much sparser on the The Office front than I'd expect given his attire.

    LJTwiggyLJTwiggy17 dagen geleden
  • Arguments for worker cooperatives and owning your means of production right here.

    Fabian TombersFabian Tombers17 dagen geleden
  • So who is the real Captain of the strawhats pirate ?

    LEONESSALEONESSA17 dagen geleden
  • 0:51, the bestagon

    Quinn WongQuinn Wong17 dagen geleden
  • pirate gray: the quartermaster

    Stephan PeelStephan Peel17 dagen geleden
  • Yeah 😊😊😊

    James ListonJames Liston18 dagen geleden
  • Help I’ve been stuck looping between these two videos for months

    Liam DeBonoLiam DeBono18 dagen geleden
  • Wouldn't victims of piracy better for the role of vendor? Supply pirates with goods they can sell in exchange for lives right? This makes them vendors I think.

    John SmithJohn Smith18 dagen geleden
    • @John Smith Yep.

      Meow meow37Meow meow3716 dagen geleden
    • @Meow meow37 Right I just don't see the people being robbed as fitting a "customers" role but more that of a vendor. Their customers would be their fences, right?

      John SmithJohn Smith16 dagen geleden
    • They risk the noose, also, like the video here says, merchants are not merchants, they have their own boss who tells them what to buy and sell, if any of these goods were lost, well, that will be up to their boss.

      Meow meow37Meow meow3716 dagen geleden
  • That moment when you realise that pirates where communist: “Yargg maytey, seize the means of production and plunder the seas!”

    Ghastly GhandiGhastly Ghandi18 dagen geleden
  • 0:51 *H e x a g o n i s t h e B e s t a g o n*

    thesafireeyethesafireeye18 dagen geleden
  • 0:51 Notice the bestagons? ;)

    Leozaro45Leozaro4518 dagen geleden
  • So that how Jack Sparrow lost Pearl

    Mr. NobodyMr. Nobody18 dagen geleden
  • I want to point out the precursor to the bestagon video at 0:50 here

    PalaeoJoePalaeoJoe18 dagen geleden
  • Inquirer: It's an adventure! Quartermaster: No, it's a business. Captain: It's a game! Quartermaster: No, it's a business.

    IsmIsm18 dagen geleden
  • Just FYI I absolutely love and enjoy all of your videos. You are simply brilliant!

    roseli cashroseli cash19 dagen geleden
  • Look carefully at 1:29. There is small pirate bee.

    Siddhartha PandeySiddhartha Pandey19 dagen geleden
  • You know that the business model described by pirates is basically a socialism (or anarchism, it's almost the same thing), and the business model described by the imperial merchants is basically a capitalism, right? It's actually a good way to describe socialism to normies - a type of management which involves worker democracy, collective ownership and mutually beneficial contracts.

    KoraxKorax19 dagen geleden
  • congrats on making me want to become a pirate

    dustboxednorthdustboxednorth19 dagen geleden
  • So pirates are anarcho communists. They are literally just anarcho communists. Cool.

    Amelia BrittainAmelia Brittain20 dagen geleden
  • Out of that perspective, Pirates look much better than the Empire.

    Krischna GabrielKrischna Gabriel20 dagen geleden
  • If the captain got 2 shares and you could vote for a new captain, who got two shares?

    The SungamerThe Sungamer20 dagen geleden
  • The customers of pirates aren't their victims. The customers are whomever the pirates are selling stolen goods or passing on ransom money to. The victims are the resource being exploited on behalf of the customers.

    casbynesscasbyness20 dagen geleden
  • 0:51 HEXAGONS

    CarjisCarjis20 dagen geleden
  • This is a great video! We currently decided to manage our D&D Group in a contract with Rules like this :) Keep up the good work, greetings from Germany

    Rayonne NiemandessohnRayonne Niemandessohn22 dagen geleden
  • So pirates are basically sea communists?

    StrazdasStrazdas23 dagen geleden
  • I think the best quality of the captain is that he's not rude to interrupt. Now that's leadership quality I can serve under

    HellecticMojoHellecticMojo23 dagen geleden
  • Sooooo Nami and Chopper are really the real captains LOL.

    ElusivEnigmaElusivEnigma24 dagen geleden
  • So luffy wants to become Pirate king, so he can lower the crews payment...

    Tobias PauseTobias Pause24 dagen geleden
  • I spent half the running time of this video trying to think of a clever pun on "The Invisible Hand of the Market" and how pirates have hooks for hands, . . . and then I read the description 🤷‍♂️🙄🤷‍♂️

    CountArthaCountArtha25 dagen geleden
  • I prefer the quarter masrer's

    leo jose vicaldooleo jose vicaldoo26 dagen geleden
  • I love how dead this guy sounds inside

    SSSpencer413SSSpencer41326 dagen geleden
  • I want the normal pirates perspective please.more

    sahaf mostafasahaf mostafa27 dagen geleden