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03 November 2006

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome again to this week's edition of On the Moneyed Midways, the blogosphere's only review of the best business and money-related posts of the week that was! Each week, we review more than a dozen blog carnivals, seeking out the posts most worth reading. What's more, we award one post each week with the title of being The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!(TM)

It was a very strong week for the business-end of the blogosphere. There were several contenders for the top award, with this week's winner just barely edging out Christine Kane's top notch post. What did The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! offer this week that put it over the top? A close look at housing price data, which found a pattern that has gone missing from mass (or mainstream) media reporting.

This also points out one of the strengths or weaknesses of the method by which we select The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!. If we were looking over a month's worth of posts, or a year's, with the choice between the same two posts at the top of our list, we would have picked Christine Kane's as the best. However, since we review the posts weekly, we opted to go for the more topical post, as it is based on analysis of recently trumpeted, and widely reported, news reports.

In any case, you should read both posts, right along with the nuggets we found while panning this past week! Scroll down for more....

On the Moneyed Midways for November 3, 2006
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Carnival of Business Product Innovation: Revisiting the Formula of Product Leaders RadicalHop Peter Kua summarizes the lessons learned in reading The Discipline of Market Leaders on how to become a product leader through innovation.
Carnival of Career Intensity Don’t GET Rich Quick. BE Rich Quick Christine Kane The "Law of Attraction" plays a key role in Christine Kane's take on how to become prosperous.
Carnival of Debt Reduction Problem with Everyone Who "Wants" to Save Exchange Ingredients "Put your shoes in the poor man's shoes," advises Andy, in showing how to get ahead of your wants in managing your money.
Carnival of Fraud Guns for Hire David Maister David Maister makes a game of the ethical challenges that an individual employee or a business must answer in choosing for who they will work.
Carnival of Investing Some Strategies for Down Market Million Dollar Count Down What investing moves should you make when the market goes south? The Million Dollar Count Down blog provides a short list of your options.
Carnival of Investing 7 Stocks for the Really Long Term Divident Guy Blog The Dividend Guy presents columnist Michael Sivy's seven stocks to buy and hold for a very long time.
Carnival of Personal Finance What Use Is Personal Finance Advice If You're Making Minimum Wage Free the Drones Free the Drones provides the best advice about money for the extreme minority of grown-ups who only make the minimum wage.
Carnival of the Capitalists The Littlest Millionaire Lording the Land The Landlord recommends putting your children to work - otherwise, they'll have to work a lot harder as adults to become millionaires!
Carnival of the Capitalists Interpreting Median Housing Prices Econbrowser The media is blaring how home prices have plunged the most in 35 years. James Hamilton says that those numbers don't mean what you might think. And be sure to read The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!, which also takes a look at median housing prices.
Carnival of the Capitalists Ten Ways to Lose the Respect of Your Employees ExecuPundit Michael Wade has a very short list of the 10 things bad bosses do to create resentment in the workplace.
Economics and Social Policy Markets in Everything: African Dictator Edition Marginal Revolution Tyler Cowen notes one African self-made billionaire's plan to award a monetary prize for the most non-corrupt African dictator.
Festival of Investing When Is the Right Time to Invest? Worldwide Success With the Dow reaching new highs, and the other major indices also doing well, David asks, and answers, a good question.
Festival of Stocks This Can Make You Money - But You Must Dig Deeper Debt Free Steve Faber takes due diligence to a new level in looking at two factors that are often overlooked when selecting stocks.
Personal Development Carnival The Dangers of Multi-Tasking Set Higher Standards The idea of multi-tasking is highly attractive, and as Ravi Sraman shows, full of potential dangers.
Real Estate Carnival There's Always a Story in the Numbers… Three Oceans Real Estate The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere! - and that's saying something given the strength of Christine Kane's writing this past week. Also read James Hamilton's "Interpreting Median Housing Prices" for more context!
Wealth Building Ideas How to Create Your Very Own Investment Plan InvestorTrip Do you know what your risk profile is? TJP takes you down the first steps to creating your investment portfolio.

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