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Cool video today I watched about the role of piracy during the Bronze Age Collapse

(I think pirates are generally underappreciated in historical narratives, and in fact see a closer line between pirates like Blackbeard and modern landlords than I do between feudal lords and modern landlords.)

youtube.com/watch?v=EJ4AagRoIM

It's pop history but the book 7 Myths About the Spanish Conquest does a good job of explaining that conquistadors (and others) were just venture capitalists operating out of floating office buildings.

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@emsenn
There's a joke about Columbus being the "first American capitalist" that involves a long satirical account of his "accomplishments" and ends with the punchline, "and he did it all on borrowed money" 😂

@yaaps the aristocrats but the punchline is "The United States of America!"

And capital responds... 

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So... Is that all you got?

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