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

5 Facts about the alt-right

A rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend ended in violence and domestic terrorism, as white nationalist groups clashed with counter-protestors. The Unite the Right rally was intended, as co-promoter Matthew Heimbach explains, to unite the alt-right around the “14 words”: “We must secure the existence of our people and the future for white children’—as our primary motivating factor.” The objectives of the alt-right movement are antithetical to the mission, values, and principles of the Acton Institute and other like-minded groups. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.14.17

Are Christians Callous Toward The Poor For Thinking Effort Matters? Jessica Burke, The Federalist Are Christians Callous Toward The Poor For Thinking Effort Matters? A new poll suggests some evangelical Christians see poverty as the result of laziness, not due to circumstances. Continue Reading...
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The J. Wellington Wimpy crony capitalist policy

“I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today,” was a catchphrase made famous by J. Wellington Wimpy, a character in the comic strip Popeye. But it also describes, with slight modification, the attitude of crony capitalist companies to American taxpayers: “I’ll begrudgingly pay you in the future for services provided today.” A couple of week’s ago I wrote about the greatest crony capitalist deal in Wisconsin history. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.11.17

6 Rules For Good Government From The World Of Narnia Eric Sammons, The Federalist The Narnian government was the opposite in almost every aspect to modern forms of government. Let’s look at C.S. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 08.10.17

You Can’t Drag Them Away Tim Fitzgerald and Randy Rucker, PERC How to rein in the costs of the federal government’s wild horse program. To Boost Income Mobility, Reform Our Bail System Julian Adorney, The Federalist Beyond shrinking our overly expanded incarcerated population, bail reform would boost the United States’ stagnating income mobility by reforming a system that traps the poor in poverty. Continue Reading...
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How did business shape Jesus’s life?

“What life experiences would best prepare Jesus for his later public ministry,” ask Klaus Issler, “for his distinctive divine-human role as Messiah and Savior of the world?” We might think being born into a priest’s family would provide an excellent heritage for the Messiah, which was the life situation for Jesus’ cousin, John the Baptizer (Luke 1:5–17). Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.09.17

Is UBI Better Than Welfare? Antony Davies, FEE If we could actually figure out how to implement that well, would that work? And why wouldn’t that work in the real world? Continue Reading...
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Entry, exit, and supply curves: Increasing Costs

Note: This is post #44 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. As industry’s output increases, what happens to costs? Alex Tabarrok of Marginal Revolution University look at three options: an increasing cost industry, a constant cost industry, and a decreasing cost industry. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.08.17

Religious Liberty Is for Everyone Collin Hansen, TGC Are these Christians right to be worried? What’s at stake, and what is the state of religious liberty in our country and around the world? Continue Reading...
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