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 07.13.18

Aristotle’s Defense of Private Property: 4 Reasons Communal Property Is Inferior Paul Meany, FEE Aristotle’s arguments on property are still relevant today. Many free-marketeers have forgotten that there are more benefits of private property than mere economic efficiency. Continue Reading...

The economics of ideas

Note: This is post #84 in a weekly video series on basic economics. What spurs the growth of new ideas? The vital factor is institutions, which serve as the soil where ideas are planted, says Alex Tabarrok in this video by Marginal Revolution University. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.12.18

Judge Kavanaugh and the left’s anti-Catholicism James S. Robbins, IndyStar We’ve seen anti-Catholic bigotry hurled at Supreme Court justices before from groups like the KKK. Now it’s coming from the modern left. Continue Reading...

6 Quotes: Judge Brett Kavanaugh on law, liberty, and the U.S. Constitution

Earlier this week, President Trump announced he has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court. In honor of the nomination, here are six quotes by Judge Kavanaugh on law, liberty, and the Constitution: On the Judiciary and the Rule of Law: “I believe very deeply in those visions of the rule of law as a law of rules, and of the judge as umpire. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.11.18

Religious Liberty and the Option for the Poor Aaron Taylor, Ethika Politika The mountebank preacher who targets the poor and ignorant has much in common with the greedy tycoon who builds his wealth on subsistence wages and unsafe working conditions. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.10.18

The many deaths of liberalism Daniel H Cole and Aurelian Craiutu, Aeon The death of conservatism has been proclaimed, though only very rarely. Why is it then that authoritarianism seemingly never dies (as a political theory) and conservatism dies only very rarely, yet liberalism is declared dead so frequently and persistently? Continue Reading...

Explainer: What you should know about Democratic Socialism

While many left-leaning American politicians tend to avoid the labels “liberal” or “progressive,” two popular Democrats—Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—proudly self-identify as a “democratic socialists.” Here’s what you should know about democratic socialism. Continue Reading...