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

7 Figures: Marriage, family, and economics in 2017

The 2017 American Family Survey was designed to understand the “lived experiences of Americans in their relationships and families” and provide “context for understanding Americans’ life choices, economic experiences, attitudes about their own relationships, and evaluations of the relationships they see around them.” Here are seven figures you should know from this recently released survey: 1. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.17.17

Hayek on Good and Bad Unemployment Policies Friedrich A. Hayek, Mises Wire One of the obstacles to a successful employment policy is, paradoxically enough, that it is so comparatively easy quickly to reduce unemployment, or even almost to extinguish it, for the time being. Continue Reading...
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Join us at Acton’s Rome Conference on ‘Globalization, Justice, and the Economy: The Jesuit Contribution’

The current era of globalization, with all its opportunities and challenges, is not the first time that the Church has had to grapple with economic changes on a global scale. In the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries, Catholic theologians explored the moral, political, and economic implications of expanding commerce and trade routes across the globe – to India, China, Africa, and, of course, the New World. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.16.17

California Gov. to Vatican: ‘Brainwashing’ Needed to Tackle Climate Change Joan Desmond, National Catholic Register California Gov. Jerry Brown—a one-time Jesuit seminarian from a one-party state—said the dangers posed by climate change required a radical “transformation” in the world’s response. Continue Reading...
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Do occupational licensing laws respect human rights?

“Occupational licensing laws harm workers, as well as consumers who purchase services from professionals that require licensure,” says Tyler Bonin in this week’s Acton Commentary. “This harm is disproportionately placed on economically disadvantaged populations. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.15.17

Capital As a Form of Charity F.A. Harper, Mises Wire Both fact and logic seem to me to support the view that savings invested in privately owned economic tools of production amount to an act of charity. Continue Reading...
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Two Catholic Heavyweights Debate The Value And Limits Of The Free Market David Marcus, The Federalist At a time when many Catholics are troubled by the ideas of a next-generation pope with a Twitter account, these questions and arguments are of extraordinary importance. Continue Reading...
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What does the Bible say about wealth creation?

What does the Bible say about wealth creation? Can wealth creation lead to Biblical human flourishing? Earlier this year two evangelical groups, the Lausanne Movement and BAM Global, released a paper exploring biblical perspectives on the theme of ‘wealth creation for holistic transformation’ to address these questions and more. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.13.17

The Cutthroat World of Capitalist Reality TV Caitlin Flanagan, The Atlantic Shark Tank, The Toy Box, and Funderdome offer a mesmerizingly shallow view of American entrepreneurship. Why Won’t The Nightmare Dream Of Communism Die? Continue Reading...
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