How to be a Pirate: Quartermaster Edition 📙📈

CGP Grey
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‣ Adapted largely from The Invisible Hook. It's great, go read it: amzn.to/36PLKSE
‣ Grey's 2-hour Director's Commentary: ruvid.net/video/video-efhut46ylC4.html
## Special Thanks
Peter T. Leeson for reviewing a draft of the script. Check out his newest book, "WTF?!: An Economic Tour of the Weird": amzn.to/3eEMm09

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CGP Grey
CGP Grey Month ago
The Captain's Version: ruvid.net/video/video-3YFeE1eDlD0.html
Douglas Parkinson
Douglas Parkinson 7 hours ago
this is actually just strauss explaining to the van der linde gang about finance
legiondood Day ago
Hey Grey, do you watch the Starz pirate show, "Black Sails"
Amy Neverland
Amy Neverland 8 days ago
@Mike Mikel Yes
killer prankster lo lo
Make how to be a pirate crewman edition
Tanvi Gaonkar
Tanvi Gaonkar 14 days ago
could you make video on biggest army in the world please reply
Nicholas Kasperson
Nicholas Kasperson 30 minutes ago
Who “owns” the pirate ship?
Joolz Godfree
Joolz Godfree Hour ago
Sounds like the Captain's the CEO whilst the Quartermaster's the company President.
Kwang Oh
Kwang Oh 4 hours ago
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.
Anthony Salfity
Anthony Salfity 6 hours ago
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.
Tac Cap
Tac Cap 7 hours ago
Never thought I'd see the day when the quartermaster would smile so genuinely 5:37
Vilmos Palik
Vilmos Palik 8 hours ago
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
VelkanKiador 8 hours ago
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.
Lindsey Sang
Lindsey Sang 9 hours ago
oh, it was just the captain that was ytoggaf. Q-main is legit.
Joshua Susanto
Joshua Susanto 12 hours ago
This guy should watch youjo senki.... Those vibes....
Altair Elias
Altair Elias 15 hours ago
who owns the boat ? I mean what is the role of the boat owner
Kumol Kumel
Kumol Kumel 18 hours ago
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?
The Overlord
The Overlord 19 hours ago
Is there another video coming up on this?
berry tentacled
berry tentacled 19 hours ago
Now the third, crewman's view, pretty please O:-)
Dennis Again
Dennis Again 22 hours ago
Did he join though?
Henry Day ago
Uhh, did cgp grey just attempt to end the nature vs nurture debate in 1 line? This is not over!
Fritz Zimmerman
Gotta min/max your YARR and aggression.
Rewatch these videos way too often
antimarmite Day ago
Captain: how to pirate Quartermaster: why to pirate
antimarmite Day ago
I want a whole TV series about the adventures of the Pirate ship of Quartermaster and Captain.
Pirates were the first communists
NPC 420
NPC 420 Day ago
The quartermaster edition is better than the captain edition . . . . Come at me
Grant Flippin
Is this a lesson on pirates or on how to run a business?
KitsuneRose 2 days ago
Personally, I like the Quartermaster's spiel. Very brass tacks *chef kiss*
DutchOrBelgian 2 days ago
Fascinating. One of your best videos. Very well done!!
X. Perry Mental
X. Perry Mental 2 days ago
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.
Dominic M.
Dominic M. 2 days ago
So... uh... when are we getting Reservations Part 1?
Arkban Adamas
Arkban Adamas 2 days ago
how do people pronounce 'michael lofthouse'?
GhostlyBanes 2 days ago
Um... where are you CGP Grey
Adrian Freya
Adrian Freya 2 days ago
This was very insightful, Grey. I had no clue the quartermaster was so vital to the ship's overall operation.
Ellie Swan
Ellie Swan 2 days ago
minute 3:00-3:10 is the most depressing summary of adult life
NeoZapper Misc.
NeoZapper Misc. 3 days ago
1:03 looks like fallout shelter
eslam zahran
eslam zahran 3 days ago
Giving coin master and the captain personalities with quarks, accents and attitudes is the most amazing thing I can possibly imagine .. big fat like
sumrandumguy1 3 days ago
Crime isn't just an inevitable part of society, it can be an entirely rational choice.
liam cayabyab
liam cayabyab 3 days ago
Nest how to be a president
stelios petrakis
stelios petrakis 3 days ago
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.
FlameLFH 3 days ago
Oh, I thought you meant the *other* kind of pirate
Colby Thornton
Colby Thornton 4 days ago
You should do a video on the british parliament during the empire before and after the American revolutionary war
Jeff Goldbroom
Jeff Goldbroom 4 days ago
We sell bads and disservices
[ [Deleted] ]
[ [Deleted] ] 4 days ago
Yo gray Make a video about the mandate of heaven
MrZomBIE16 4 days ago
The captain is remembered while the quarter master is informative
Daddys Remote
Daddys Remote 4 days ago
Can you put a link to what you use to draw in your next video please
kingvideogames 5 days ago
*The stick figure and captain when the quartermaster doesn’t say booty:* “That wasn’t very cash money of you.”
freezaplanet419 5 days ago
So does that mean the carpenter would get 2.5 shares?
Laeven D
Laeven D 5 days ago
Why did a bother going to university and getting a degree? I'll just be a pirate. Maybe even graduate to Gay Pirate Assassin. (Kudos if you get the reference)
Evergreen 3 days ago
I don't get the reference but that's my new goal in life
AnnTheQueen03 5 days ago
Where is the family genetics explained video?
h 5 days ago
so youre saying pirate ships are anarcho-communist
Michael Edington
Michael Edington 5 days ago
Can you do a few videos on New Zealand history!?
Steve Atkinson
Steve Atkinson 5 days ago
Can we get the rest of the reservations series?
LK007 6 days ago
0:54 Motion we chose, but the sum of forces upon us.
somebody 6 days ago
"Minimum wage? What's that?" ~the crew, probably
Painful Planet
Painful Planet 7 days ago
Grey, do you have another crowdfunding option? I'm not a huge fan of Patreon especially since I've heard rumors of them hosting cp on their website.
Spartan Duck
Spartan Duck 7 days ago
Dang it im stuck in a loop of the two videos now
joshua H
joshua H 7 days ago
Wait, if a captain gets replaced part way through, who gets 2 shares, the old captain or the new captain?
Welliam afton
Welliam afton 7 days ago
How to be captain forever (until you die) 1: fight.
Blank AP
Blank AP 7 days ago
How to be a pirate: digital edition, next
Koliha studios
Koliha studios 8 days ago
I think you are secretly xkcd
J Mace
J Mace 8 days ago
Really expected this to turn into a "Digital piracy is bad mmmkay video."
someone mega awesome
Are you a robot
videoxplorer 8 days ago
The concept of "personality matrix" is an intriguing topic - any good books or authors on that? I've come across it in Games People play, Celestine Prophecy, Choice Theory and DiSC, though seems like it is ripe for research
Lorenzo Giorgioni
'which genetics?' 'sorry, after the nazis, eugenics and pseudo-scientific production and use of genetics correlated to race, research in this field will be clogged forever, so i can't give you an answer but the biological paradigma of genetics+environment = you, though most people like to slide past the genetics part, for the reasons above'. That would be tooo long, 'no matter' is much more incisive.
joe bob
joe bob 7 days ago
He says “what’s genetics,” not “which genetics.”
Henry 717
Henry 717 8 days ago
About that Reservation series...
Amy Neverland
Amy Neverland 9 days ago
pirates:attack the Brits Britian:um
Yep, you definitely watched Black Sails.
Ravenclaw 9 days ago
What about the living conditions
vincent28 9 days ago
pirates: pioneering democracy and healthcare
vincent28 9 days ago
what an excellent video! your voice acting and writing style on both is really compelling.
Nathaniel Sunil
Nathaniel Sunil 9 days ago
next video
Math 9 days ago
I suddenly want to watch a movie or series that's essentially about this
zaunkonig12 9 days ago
Life was short back then so piracy would have been a smart decision
:v Something
:v Something 10 days ago
So what’s your traits, Um I’m 56% Yarrrr and 44% aggression Your hired
Ether 10 days ago
Booty B Licious arg arg arg.
Osmar Claudio G Duarte
Can you pls make a portuguese subtitles i know a lot of brazilians that like your fontent even youtubers and i wanted to show that to my family but... i'm the only member that knows english and learning a language at a high age is dificult
Bale T.
Bale T. 11 days ago
I love at 5:33, the most emotional the Quartermaster gets: "To make money. [beat] A lot of money, for all of us." And even a hint of a smile on the stoic, all business Quartermaster.
Rheyse 12 days ago
hA UwU
King Treedede
King Treedede 12 days ago
Do pirates attack each other? For example if a pirate ship sees another pirate ship and try to service them but it turns out the other ship is also a pirate ship Do they just leave each other alone or what?
Fabzil 12 days ago
I ws more convinced by the quarter master
seeni gzty
seeni gzty 12 days ago
Captain: Chaotic evil Quartermaster: "Lawful" neutral
SCC 12 days ago
So what you are saying is that pirates were the first anarcho-capitalists?
gx240 13 days ago
I'd be curious to know how they get a pirate ship in the first place and how that affects the distribution of plunder. Do a bunch of people pool funds to buy a ship? Does someone own it at the start and then get compensated with a greater share of the loot in exchange for the use of their ship?
Gabriel Lukkes
Gabriel Lukkes 13 days ago
So communism ships? Let me call uncle sam
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