#11 Bra wars

OECD Observer No 251, September 2005

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"Dad, why are they talking about bra wars?"

"Take no notice, son. That's just the radio…"

"But they said 'wars'. Is it about underwear?

"No son, it's more an argument, between countries. Selling clothes. And it's getting better now. I work for an organisation that helps solve these international problems."

"Just like when Uncle Micky and Auntie Gwen were fighting and came to you for help?"

"A bit like that son… only maybe less difficult… "

"… It's a funny world, isn't it, dad."


The world can be a complex place. See how Frankie and his colleagues at Global.org grapple with the thorny public policy issues of our time, in this cartoon strip.

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