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 12.08.17

Socialism, Capitalism Seen in New Light by Younger Americans Eli Stokols, Wall Street Journal Surveys show a leftward tilt, and pessimism about the future, among millennials. The Essence of Capitalism Is Mutual Consent Gary M. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 12.07.17

Faith of Our Founders: The Role of Religion in America’s Founding Mark David Hall, The Imaginative Conservative George Washington, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton are regularly referenced as Founders who embraced deism. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 12.06.17

Free the Farms, Feed the Poor Richard Mason, FEE While agricultural subsidies sound good on paper, they lead to negative and even harmful effects for low-income consumers and farmers alike. Are Christians Called To Influence Society? Continue Reading...
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Do unions raise wages?

Note: This is post #59 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. Do unions raise wages for workers as a whole? If not, can unions raise the wages of some workers? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.05.17

How The Free Market Promotes Tolerance, Diversity, And Inclusion Far Better Than Socialism Does Matthew Goldberg, The Federalist Little has been written about the hypocrisy of socialism as the economic manifestation of ‘tolerance, diversity, and inclusion.’ The free market better promotes these three values. Continue Reading...
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What would life be like without free enterprise?

The Fund for American Studies has a superb It’s a Wonderful Life-style video about life without capitalism. The video not only shows what life would be like if we banned free enterprise (i.e., a lot like Soviet Russia) but also makes the point that when you lose economic freedom you lose other freedoms too. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.04.17

Capitalism Is a Farmer’s Best Friend Jamin Hübner, FEE Driverless tractors will probably be commercially available within two years. How Do I Glorify God in My Job? John Piper, Desiring God Everything we do, from morning till night, is to be done in a Godward way, in reliance on his grace. Continue Reading...
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No size or space in subsidiarity

When thinking and talking about principle of subsidiarity I’ve tended to resort to using metaphors of size and space (i.e., nothing should be done by a higher or larger organization which can be done as well by a smaller or lower organization). Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.01.17

New Study Shows Licensure Laws Kill Jobs in All 50 States Collin Roth, The Daily Signal In America, everyone who can is expected to work. We don’t think of work as some kind of punishment but as an element of a meaningful and productive life. Continue Reading...
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