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

PowerLinks 08.20.15

In the US, many expect the pope to discuss the ‘shameful plague’ of trafficking Tom Tracy, Catholic News Service Pope Francis has called human trafficking “a crime against humanity” and “an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ.” There’s A New Way To Measure Global Freedom Daniel Huizinga , Opportunity Lives Alexis de Tocqueville once wrote, “He who seeks freedom for anything but freedom’s self is made to be a slave.” Tocqueville’s observation about the French Revolution sets the tone for the Human Freedom Index (HFI), a new report that offers a comprehensive measure of freedom around the world with country-by-country comparisons. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.19.15

Minimum-wage offensive could speed arrival of robot-powered restaurants Lydia DePillis, Washington Post About 30 percent of the restaurant industry’s costs come from salaries, so burger-flipping robots — or at least super-fast ovens that expedite the process — become that much more cost-competitive if the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is doubled. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.18.15

Who Really Cares About the Poor?: A Socratic Dialogue Bryan Caplan, EconLog Glaucon: Can you believe all these rich jerks who refuse to help the poor? Socrates: I’m puzzled, Glaucon. You’re rich, but I’ve never seen you help the poor. Continue Reading...

Amazon and the ‘All Jobs Delusion’

In the movie Annie Hall, Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) tells an old joke about two elderly women having dinner at a Catskill mountain resort. One of them says, “Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.” The other one says, “Yeah, I know; and such small portions.” Alvy says that’s essentially how he feels about life: it’s full of loneliness, and misery, and suffering, and unhappiness, and it’s all over much too quickly. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.17.15

Havana’s U.S. flag no victory for pope Nicholas G. Hahn III, USA Today Francis should deny Castro communion at Mass in the same way Castro denies freedom to the Cuban people. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.14.15

Christian Baker Must Make Cakes Celebrating Gay Marriage, Appeals Court Rules Ken McIntyre, The Daily Signal A custom cake baker in suburban Denver can’t cite his religious convictions in declining to make a wedding cake for two men, a Colorado appeals court ruled today. Continue Reading...