Amazon has a new service called Unspun that makes it easy to create "best-of" lists. People can vote on Amazon's site, and lists can be embedded in other web pages so votes can be solicited elsewhere.
I've created two lists: Best Living Economists and Best Economics Books. For the economists list, I basically just put down the economists whose blogs I read, and who I thought were especially good at Mises University. I haven't finished my list of top econ books; it's harder than I expected.
The state is that great fiction by which everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else. - Frederic Bastiat