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 06.29.16

Professor raised under communism explains academics’ love of socialism – and why they’re wrong Julianne Stanford, The College Fix The difference between ideas and facts is lost on leftist scholars. What Is the Promise of the Free Enterprise System? Continue Reading...

How Are Jobs Created?

Trump promises he’ll be “the greatest jobs president that God ever created.” And Sanders says he’d spend $18 billion to create jobs. But can the president actually create jobs? And if so, do we want the government to do so? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.28.16

Thomas Sowell’s Escape from Socialism Joe Carter, The Stream Sowell thought his way into Marxism, then back out again into a vision of freedom. How Failures Helped Lead to Success in New York’s War on Poverty Linda Gibbs and Robert Doar, Washington Monthly “You might say, why should we pay people for doing what they are supposed to do?” Bloomberg asked a crowd at the National Press Club in Washington, DC in August 2007. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.27.16

Right wing doesn’t mean pro-free market Scott Sumner, EconLog When a politician runs on a platform of opposition to reforming runaway social programs and opposition to free trade and investment, don’t assume they are going to implement free market policies if elected, just because they represent the “right-wing” party. Continue Reading...

When Should You Recycle?

Americans produce a lot of trash — about 7.1 pounds per person per day. Out of that, less that one-quarter gets recycled. Should we be recycling more? As scholar Daniel K. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.24.16

It’s official: Britain votes for Brexit, and will quit the European Union Quartz With the vast majority of votes counted in Britain’s EU referendum, the result is clear. Voters in the UK narrowly chose to exit the European Union—a so-called “Brexit”—by a margin of 52% to 48%. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.23.16

California Bill Would Ultimately Erase Religious Schools Holly Scheer, The Federalist Proponents of Senate Bill 1146 say they need to give students grounds to sue religious schools for teaching their religion, because ‘discrimination.’ Whatever happened to freedom of religion? Continue Reading...

Election Season in the Spiritually Vacant State

“When the value-bearing institutions of religion and culture are excluded, the value-laden concerns of human life flows back into the square under the politics of politics,” wrote Richard John Neuhaus, “It is much like trying to sweep a puddle of water on an even basement floor; the water immediately flows back into the space you had cleaned.”Although he made the comment thirty-two years ago, the late Fr. Continue Reading...