Can Online Games Make Politics and Economics Fun?

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If you’re Britain’s Channel 4 Education, then you think the answer to that question is more than a resounding “yes”.

That’s because Channel 4 (owned by Espresso Education, not BBC4) recently launched a free online game designed to shine more than a wee of light on global fashion culture.

Game designers at Littleloud consulted the UK-based charity, Labour Behind The Label, for the facts and data underpinning the game. Players manage an offshore clothing manufacturer that feeds a ravenous and capricious fashion machine.

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