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***The Cato Institute’s 31st Annual Monetary Conference will take place Thursday, November 14th from 9:00 a.m.-6:15 p.m. Speakers include Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee Rep. Kevin Brady, Chairman of House Financial Services Committee Rep. Jeb Hensarling, and Reagan Gold Commissioner Lewis Lehrman, and Cato President John Allison, among others.***

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Politics and Government

Senator Ted Cruz gives an important speech at the American Spectator’s Robert L. Bartley annual dinner praising supply side economics and economic growth. Hear it here

At TGSN Ralph Benko concludes a three part series on historian Niall Ferguson’s demolition of economist Paul Krugman in Fergusonzilla Destroys Krugtron the Invincible, Part 3.

Monetary Reform

From Forbes.com, Jerry Bowyer details his conversation with Allan Meltzer on why South Korea thrives while North Korea starves.

In Forbes.com, Nathan Lewis calls for adopting a flat tax, returning to the gold standard

From Forbes.com, John Tamny writes Wall Street love of Bernanke is an obnoxious myth.

In the American Thinker, Jon Decker praises Kurt Schuler’s new book “The Bretton Woods Transcripts”.

On Bloomberg Mohamed El-Erian, former Deputy Director of the IMF, details the “messy” jobs report, believes markets are focused on the Fed.

Spending

In Town Hall, Dan Mitchell discusses Obamanomics and the vanishing American worker.

On National Review, Larry Kudlow writes Republicans need to talk growth too.

FNC reports Obamacare is hurting people with pre-existing conditions, high-risk pools are being cancelled.