October 26th, 2010
For many centuries it was not only licensed pirates who were authorized by states to hunt on the ships of other, hostile nations. There were real pirates who were under the authority of any state. After the great age of piracy to the end of the 17th and early 18 Century disappeared the socio-ecological niche for the real piracy as well as the ecological niches for other life forms in the broader sense anarchic.Modern forms of communication and international cooperation were doing then the rest. Now, however, opened by the demise in recent times surprisingly modern-day pirates, a new niche. That and the appearance of Peter T. Leeson's entertaining book on the economics of piracy, “The Invisible Hook” is a matter of dealing with the piracy not only in its common variants of the so-called Produktpiratentums today, but also as original anarchic organizational form.