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30 July 2010

Carnival Midway from The Jerk Welcome to the Friday, July 30, 2010 edition of On the Moneyed Midways! Each week, we review hundreds of posts to bring you the best posts we found from the business end of the blogosphere, at least according to the selection provided by the past week's money and business-related blog carnivals.

But quite possibly, the money and business blog carnivals we review each week may have missed what Tyler Cowen has called "the best blog post of this year so far."

The post to which he's referring is this one by StatsGuy of The Baseline Scenario. Titled "Good Government vs. Less Government, StatsGuy wonders if the correlations revealed by the Heritage Economic Freedom Index are really communicating that it's "better" government that correlates with greater economic growth, instead of "less" government, which is how many read the evidence.

It's a very good post, one that would almost certainly have been picked up by the now off-again "Carnival of the Capitalists" in years past. It most definitely would have made OMM if it had been contributed to a business or money-related blog carnival.

But the best post of the year so far? We'll show you the answer to that question in our annual wrap-up edition for 2010 early next year....

In the meantime, the best posts we found among the blog carnivals that are still running are ready for your review!

On the Moneyed Midways for July 30, 2010
Carnival Post Blog Comments
Best of Money It's OK to Talk About Money DINKS Finance Kristina says it's okay to talk about money, if you don't do three things: don't brag about it, don't be ashamed of your bank balance and don't be afraid to listen to any financial advice you might hear from the people with whom you might have a conversation on the topic!
Carnival of Debt Reduction Can You Stop Foreclosure & Get Your Debt Cancelled? The Smarter Wallet Lawyer Earl Fischer describes the steps you need to take that might just save your home and settle your debt.
Carnival of HR Top Summer Reading for Business Leaders HR Ringleader Trish McFarlane polls her fellow HR types to find out what they're reading this summer. The good news: it's not all dry HR type stuff - real people could enjoy some of the reading choices too!
Carnival of Personal Finance Saving Money for Opportunities The Best Money Blog John turns Frugal Dad's advice to establish savings to deal with potential emergencies to instead focus on making sure you have the funds you need to take advantage of opportunities. Absolutely essential reading!
Cavalcade of Risk With CRM Tools, Will the Hospital's Marketing Department Diagnose You Before Your Doctor Does? Health Business Blog What's the downside to having all your medical records be available electronically? David E. Williams reports that the technology exists for hospitals to access those records for the purpose of generating and directing specific marketing to individual patients based on what's in those records in The Best Post of the Week, Anywhere!
Festival of Frugality Hit the Links for Less: Some Obvious and Not So Obvious Ways to Save on Golf Free Money Finance Golf was once ranked as being among the most expensive sports an individual could play. Jenna Ellis offers eight suggestions that could help you better afford the game that ruins perfectly good walks!
Carnival of Money Stories My Teenage Son, His Cell Phone, and the Bill for $1,055.20 Len Penzo dot Com Len Penzo discovers that both his cell phone provider and his 13-year-old son take unlimited texting very seriously, as he finds out what unlimited texting is really means in terms of a erroneous monthly bill. Absolutely essential reading!

OMM's Running Index for 2010

Presented in reverse chronological order....

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