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January 6, 2007

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the inaugural 2007 edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the blogosphere's only weekly review of the best business, management and money-related posts from each of the week's major blog carnivals! Each week, we select not only the best posts from each of the blog carnivals we read, but we also select one post as being The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM) But that's not all! We also recognize the close contenders for the best post of the week that was, which you'll find identified below as Absolutely essential reading!(TM)

But not this week! To prepare this week's edition, we looked back at 2006 at all the blog carnivals we reviewed and the bloggers we selected as having a top post from each one. We prepared a list of the blogs whose work we had cited more than once or those for whom we had provided a special citation and then we went to their blogs and read all their most recent work. In doing this, we separated the blogs of those we found to be good from those we found to be consistently good to great.

As with every edition of On the Moneyed Midways, we listed as much top notch work as we could find. Here at Political Calculations, we don't believe in setting an artificial limit on quality; we just want more of it! All in all, there are 20 entries in this week's edition, which you'll find below along with our attempt to describe why you should be reading them on a regular basis. But don't take our word for it - go see for yourself!

Just scroll down, and let's hope 2007 makes for a much longer list!

On the Moneyed Midways - The Best Blogs We Found in 2006!
BlogWhy You Should Be Reading!
Ask Uncle BillThere's a place where good humor and good business sense intersect and that perhaps best describes why you need to keep up with Uncle Bill.
Blueprint for Financial ProsperityOne of the best general personal finance blogs on the Internet. Always interesting, always topical and very well done.
Cato @ LibertyThe Cato Institute's blog - great writing on political and economic topics by the libertarian-leaning think tank's members.
Christine KaneChristine Kane is a true triple-threat: she's creative, she writes extraordinarily well on topics of personal enrichment, and she sings her own songs!
Emmanuel Oluwatosin: Inspiring Excellence, Realising AmbitionsEmmanuel Oluwatosin's perspective is what makes reading his blog absolutely fascinating. Read long enough, and you might change your own way of thinking!
ExecuPunditMichael Wade is a Sherpa in the Himalayas of the business blogosphere - doing everything from neat summaries of business and management issues to pointing out miscellaneous items of interest.
Innovation ZenDaniel Scocco's territory is the world of innovation and technology in business. Great topics, great writing!
InsureBlogHank Stern and Bob Vineyard know insurance. Amazingly, they make the topic highly accessible, remarkably educational, and worth frequent reading!
It's Just MoneyFollowing the real-life adventures of the lamoneyguy, you can learn a great deal about making personal financial decisions - including how to do a wedding at rock-bottom costs (Vegas, baby!)
Lording the LandIt's all about real estate! From buying, selling and renting houses, dealing with tenants, property management issues and more. It's not only informative, it's highly entertaining!
Passion, People and PrinciplesDavid Maister bridges the chasm from management to personal development. Phenomenally productive, always interesting and very well-written!
Punny MoneyGood writing, interesting topics and good humor define why Punny Money needs to be on your personal finance reading list!
RadicalHop.comGoing through our archives, we were surprised at how many times we selected an article from Peter Kua as the best post from the various blog carnivals to which he contributed. Diverse topics, written well!
RipplesDavid St. Lawrence writes about life in and after work. Maybe one of the great essayists of our time!
Slow LeadershipCarmine Coyote on topics of management and ethics. Great organization and great writing make reading Slow Leadership an essential experience.
SOX FirstLeon Gettler's writing on business, ethics and regulatory issues is top notch and makes for absolutely essential reading. We learn something new about the dynamics of these otherwise dry topics every time we visit!
TrizokoTrizoko's strength is great writing on business topics. Whether its about marketing, management or unleashing creativity in the workplace, reading Trizoko not only makes you feel smarter, it actually makes you smarter!
Wisdom from Wenchypoo's Mental WastebasketWhat can you learn from a housewife that goes by the name "Wenchypoo" online? A heck of a lot more about more things than you'd ever expect, that's what!
WOWAlexander Becker tackles the topics of health and happiness and provides the kind of motivation many people don't get in life.
Young and BrokeAmanda Gleason is young, married and not afraid to share what she's learning about personal finance, everything from refinancing student loans to finding the best deals!

On the Moneyed Midways in 2006

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