Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.
Yiwu, China: The World's Christmas Paraphrenalia Manufacturing Center (Michelle FlorCruz, International Business Times) Santa's elves are actually Chinese workers. The overwhelming portion of the world's Christmas décor, whether it be baubles, garlands, bells or glitter, come from Yiwu, an unassuming town on the central coast of China’s Zhejiang province. The community has more than 600 factories producing the yuletide paraphernalia.
German author: 'Islamic State brutal and enthusiastic about killing millions' (BBC, PRI) The incredible brutality and confidence of ISIS is overwhelming. They intend to kill all members non-Abrahamic religions (and atheists) and all who follow Judaism, Christianity and Islam who do not believe in a religious state. Democracy is their enemy because it places the power of man before the power of God. The PRI story is entitled The so-called Islamic State is even worse than you thought. The report was written by German writer and political activist Juergen Todenhoefer who recently spent time experiencing life in the so-called Islamic State in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. He found that ISIS is enthusiastically supported by those living in captured areas. "I thought I would meet a brutal terrorist group and I met a brutal country." Merry Christmas!
Articles about events, conflicts and disease around the world
Ferguson and Related News
NSA / CIA
Do not miss "Other Economics and Business Items of Note", the final section every day.
Please support all that we do at Global Economic Intersection with a subscription to our premium content "behind the wall".
There are between 75 and 100 articles reviewed most weeks. That is in addition to the 140-160 articles of free content we provide.
You get a full year for only $25.
Econintersect Behind the Wall
This Web Page by Steven Hansen ---- Copyright 2010 - 2018 Econintersect LLC - all rights reserved