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

What motivates America’s new socialists?

Is America having a “socialist moment”? There are currently more people who say they prefer socialism to capitalism (37 percent) than identify as evangelical Christians (32 percent). What driving people who don’t even know what socialism means to prefer it to free enterprise? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.20.17

How to Be a Conservative Uncommon Knowledge In the latest episode from Uncommon Knowledge, Sir Roger Scruton, a formally trained political philosopher, talks about his life and the events he’s witnessed that led him to conservatism. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 07.19.17

Finance Can Be a Noble Profession (Yes, Really) Mihir A. Desai, Harvard Business Review As graduates explain their career choices to family and friends, they will confront the idea that our best and brightest are wasting their talent in an industry that doesn’t do anything worthwhile. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 07.18.17

How Evangelicals Invented Liberals’ Favorite Legal Doctrine Matthew Lee Anderson, The Federalist ‘The Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution’ makes a persuasive historical case that nineteenth-century conservative Christians legislating morality created many of the problems associated with twenty-first-century liberals. Continue Reading...
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What do Americans mean by “socialism”?

Campus Reform, a project of the Leadership Institute, recently interviewed students in Washington, D.C. to get their opinions on socialism. Not surprisingly, most of them were all for it. And also not surprisingly, most of them could not explain what they mean by socialism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.17.17

Trump Might Impose Tariffs and Quotas on Foreign Steel Josh Boak, Associated Press President Donald Trump is considering putting tariffs and quotas on steel imported from foreign countries. The Cardinal Virtues of Our Time Jacob Bruggeman, Values & Capitalism Prudence, courage, temperance, and justice—the four cardinal virtues. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 07.14.17

The Urgency of Restoring the Biblical Values of America’s Founders Arthur Goldberg, Public Discourse Our nation was founded on biblical principles as a haven for devoutly religious dissidents. We forget our Judeo-Christian origins and the founders’ commitment to freedom of religion at our peril. Continue Reading...
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