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

Explainer: What you should know about the Meals on Wheels controversy

Embed from Getty Images What’s the story? Last week, numerous media outlets falsely reported that the Trump administration proposed 2018 budget would eliminate charities like Meals on Wheels. The reports also claimed that White House budget director Mick Mulvaney had said during a press conference that Meals on Wheels “doesn’t work.” (Representative headlines included Time’s “Trump’s Budget Would Kill a Program That Feeds 2.4 Million Senior Citizens” and Slate’s article: “Trump’s budget director says Meals on Wheels doesn’t work.” What is “Meals on Wheels”? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.20.17

3 Ways the Trump Administration Could Stop Crony Capitalism Veronique de Rugy, Reason.com If the pre-budget rumors are true, President Donald Trump is making good on his promise to drain the swamp by putting a few corporate welfare programs, such as the Export-Import Bank and the Overseas Private Investment Corp., on the chopping block. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.17.17

Is God a Macro- or Micro- Economist? G. Patrick Lynch, EconLog Perhaps no recent critic has taken the economics profession to task quite as publicly as Pope Francis in his recent encyclical “Laudato Si,” which received a lot of attention from journalists, environmentalists and social justice advocates when it was published last year. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.16.17

Are You Really Pro-Liberty? Here Are a Few Tests. Walter E. Williams , The Daily Signal True liberty requires coexisting with people who say things and engage in voluntary acts that we deem offensive. Continue Reading...

5 ways the church can help the poor

“My community includes people who are both materially poor and ‘poor in spirit’,” says Zachary Ritvalsky in this week’s Acton Commentary. “However, what exactly does it mean to say that people are ‘poor in spirit’?” To be “poor in spirit” is not the same as being economically poor, yet both kinds of poverty matter, and the church must address both. Continue Reading...

Understanding the President’s Cabinet: HHS Secretary

Note: This is the eighth in a weekly series of explanatory posts on the officials and agencies included in the President’s Cabinet. See the series introduction here. Cabinet position: Secretary of Health and Human Services Department: Department of Health and Human Services Current Secretary: Thomas E. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.15.17

Yes, It’s Better To Be Poor In The Mississippi Delta Than In Bangladesh John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist Nobel laureate Angus Deaton recognizes the plight of America’s poor, but he’s reluctant to say the poor are often the authors of their own misfortune. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

On Monday the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its report on the projected effects of the House Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Here are five facts you should know about the federal agency that “scores” legislation: Congressional Budget Office / Public Domain 1. Continue Reading...