Utah State University

Pirate Politics

I’ll admit it, I just began Leeson’s book about pirate economics; it arrived extremely late after I bought it online. Thankfully, the book very interesting. Although this may be a better suited for chapter one, I found it extremely interesting how Pirates were almost created by governments. What exactly do I mean by that? Well, […]

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Branding the Risk

I found Skull and Bones very interesting.  In all my years of a “piramaniac” I had never thought much about the branding of the pirate.  I recognized the Jolly Roger as symbolic to piracy but never looked at it as a brand.  Recently, I have been involved with a few marketing projects, and in two […]

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Dollars Change with Circumstance

“In the context of insurance we are comparing the same person in different circumstances. All that has changed is how much money he has.” Its very true. I do feel however that Mr. Friedman deliberately overlooks the complexities of real value to an individual to keep his examples simple and more understandable. What I mean […]

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This idea of hoisting the skull and cross bones before attack reminds me of the dominating U.S.S.R. men’s hockey team of the Cold War era, or any other dominating team. If you watch rugby, the perennial world champion AllBlacks from New Zealand perform the Maori Haka dance the Ka mate (kah mahtay’), whose chest slapping, […]

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