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).

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PowerLinks 07.14.17

The Urgency of Restoring the Biblical Values of America’s Founders Arthur Goldberg, Public Discourse Our nation was founded on biblical principles as a haven for devoutly religious dissidents. We forget our Judeo-Christian origins and the founders’ commitment to freedom of religion at our peril. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 07.13.17

The Moral Case for Free Trade Clark Packard, RealClearPolicy Make no mistake: The facts are on the side of free trade. There’s a reason it receives nearly universal support from professional economists — a notoriously disagreeable bunch — and “Smoot-Hawley” has become a four-letter word. Continue Reading...
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Saving Charlie Gard

“The case of 11-month-old Charlie Gard continues to garner international attention and pleas for his life from Donald Trump and Pope Francis,” says Anne Rathbone Bradley in this week’s Acton Commentary. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.12.17

New startup challenge combines a Silicon Valley mindset with Catholic social teachings Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News Pope Francis has a notable new ally in his efforts to protect the environment: a team of investors mixing a Silicon Valley mindset with concern for God’s creation. Continue Reading...
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Is it cleaner to trade pollution?

Note: This is post #40 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. In an effort to reduce pollution, the government tried two policy prescriptions under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, notes Alex Tabarrok of Marginal Revolution University. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.11.17

Hindu-Americans Don’t Vote Republican Akhilesh Pillalamarri, The American Conservative Hindu-Americans are a high-income, family-values oriented group, yet vote for Democrats in overwhelming numbers. This paradox can be explained by the nature of Hinduism as a religion, India’s historical social, cultural, and agricultural patterns, and India’s experience with British colonialism—all factors that influence Hindu-Americans to vote for the Democratic Party. Continue Reading...
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Can health care be left to the free market?

In one of the worst opinion pieces published in the New York Times in recent memory, Farzon A. Nahvi, an emergency medicine physician, argues the free market cannot provide health care because some patients arrive at the hospital unconscious: As an emergency medicine physician in a busy urban hospital, I have patients brought to me unconscious several times a day. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.10.17

How the Poor May be Saving More for Retirement than the Rich Andrew G. Biggs, AEI Who’s better prepared for retirement: a $12,000 worker who saves nothing on top of Social Security, or a $100,000 worker who maxes out his 401(k)? Continue Reading...
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