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

7 Figures: Income and poverty in the U.S.

The U.S. Census Bureau released its latest report on income and poverty in the United States today. Here are seven figures from the report you should know about: 1. Real median household income increased 3.2 percent between 2015 and 2016—from $ 57,230 to $59,039. Continue Reading...

The monopoly markup

Note: This is post #48 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. Ever wonder why pharmaceuticals are so expensive? In this video by Marginal Revolution University, Alex Tabarrok shows how low elasticity of demand results in monopoly markups. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.12.17

We Are More Than A Match For Hurricanes Matt Ridley, The Times Whether or not tropical storms are becoming fiercer, our growing wealth and ingenuity helps us to survive them. Rights Talk Fails the Christian Baker Armen Oganessian, Ethika Politika “In a prosperous society, which rights does the individual keep and which must he give up?” Obama Gutted Work Requirements for Welfare. Continue Reading...
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5 Facts about the 9/11 aftermath

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil. Here are five facts you should know about what happened in the aftermath of the events on September 11, 2001: 1. Continue Reading...

A holistic view of Christian vocation

In a society where personal identity is conveyed by one’s job title, it is of little wonder that the nation’s youth are so anxious about career choice. But what if your identity is found in Christ? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.11.17

Dear Anti-Market Conservatives: Meet Wilhelm Röpke Samuel Gregg, Library of Law and Liberty Though conservatives are often portrayed as strong supporters of the free market, not all of them are. Now and in the past, many individuals have happily embraced the conservative label while expressing strong reservations about, if not outright rejection of, market economies. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 09.08.17

Political Divisions in U.S. Are Widening, Long-Lasting, Poll Shows Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal WSJ/NBC News survey indicates a wide split on cultural, economic issues. How Prices Promote Peace Matthew McCaffrey, FEE No institutions more effectively promote peace than the institutions of the market economy. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 09.07.17

What Is Capitalism and Where Did It Start? Joseph Pearce, The Imaginative Conservative Trade has always existed, and rich merchants have always been a part of the economic and political picture, but merchants have not always been the rulers, as they are today. Continue Reading...
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5 Facts about Antifa

Throughout 2017 a group known as Antifa has engaged in riots and violent protests at events across the country. Here is what you should know about the black-clad activists: 1. Antifa is a radical and often violent protest movement organized around “anti-fascism.” Unlike some political movements that define themselves by what they support, Antifa activists define themselves and their cause almost exclusively by what they oppose: individuals or groups who they define as “fascist.” Fascism is a difficult ideology to define because it has historically contained elements from both extreme ends of the left-right political spectrum. Continue Reading...