Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).

Posts by Joe Carter

5 Facts about the Bill of Rights

Today is Bill of Rights Day, a commemoration first established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to cherish the ‘immeasurable privileges which the charter guaranteed’ and to rededicate its principles and practice.” Here are five facts you should know about the Bill of Rights: 1. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.15.17

Resisting the Fortress of Solitude: What’s Wrong with First Things’ Anxious Anti-Capitalism Robert T. Miller, Public Discourse Young people today, especially the ones who are serious about religion and look to the editors of First Things for guidance, must resist the allure of an intellectual Fortress of Solitude where they can sit and feel superior to everyone. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 12.14.17

Venezuelans try new food strategies to combat hunger, malnutrition Hildegard Willer, Catholic News Service One of the many contradictions in contemporary Venezuela is that food producers cannot escape the food shortage. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 12.13.17

Notes from Reality About Economic Regulation: What’s Wrong with First Things’ Anxious Anti-Capitalism Robert T. Miller, Public Discourse R.R. Reno’s manifesto on capitalism—in which he concludes, among other things, that expanding economic freedom leads to transgenderism—is based on empirically false claims. Continue Reading...
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The cost of Twelve Days of Christmas: $34,558.65

  If you’ve been stuck at the mall listening to a song about ten Lords a-Leaping and eight Maids a-Milking you can blame the Jesuits. Rumor has it they invented the Twelve Days of Christmas song as a catechism in code for persecuted Catholics in 16th-century England. Continue Reading...

Public goods and asteroid defense

Note: This is post #60 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. While the probability of an asteroid hitting the planet is very low, its effect would be disastrous for all of us. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.12.17

The hard road of free markets John Cochrane, The Grumpy Economist The fundamental reason so many markets are not free, and so dysfunctional, is that the voters of our democracy don’t really want freedom. Continue Reading...
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How automation could transform the labor force over the next decade

Image source: Pixabay Over the next decade, automation will increase, changing the nature of the way we work. While this will lead to more jobs in the long-run it could also lead to an occupational shift on a scale not seen since the transition of the labor force out of agriculture in the early 1900s in the United States and Europe. Continue Reading...