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

Commentary: Black Scholars Give Obama an “F”

Under the policies and leadership of the Obama administration, the economic lives of struggling blacks are now worse, not better, than they were three years ago. “If the president were to give an account of his administration’s advancement of African Americans he would be hard pressed to describe anything significant beyond funneling redistributed wealth into government bureaucracies, a traditional path to the middle class for blacks,” says Anthony B. Continue Reading...

The Free-Market Case Against Big Business

“The most dangerous enemies of capitalism today are capitalists,” says Timothy P. Carney. “This is becoming clearer every day to people committed to free markets.” The conservative and libertarian grassroots came to deeply distrust big business after the Wall Street bailouts and Obama’s stimulus and health care bills, both of which had big-business backing. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 07.09.12

Where Money Meets Morality How can one defend “just weights and measures” while advancing a policy that would have the money supply altered—distorting its true value—by majority vote? Is Meritocracy A Sham? Continue Reading...

Getting Religion Back into Our Economic Lives

National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez talks to Rev. Sirico about his new book, Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy, the link between economic liberty and public morality, and the differences between socialism and capitalism: LOPEZ: How can you get more greed with socialism than capitalism? Continue Reading...

What Life Was Like in 1776

During the Revolutionary Era, Americans had the highest per capita income in the civilized world and paid the lowest taxes, says Thomas Fleming, and they were determined to keep it that way. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 07.06.12

The Ideal Economy of Wilhelm Roepke Ralph E. Ancil, The Imaginative Conservative We are often told that among the great benefits of our modern capitalist economy are our expanded choice, free­dom, and power to get what we want. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.05.12

Why free enterprise is about morals, not materialism Arthur C. Brooks, FoxNews.com It’s not an easy time to be a free enterprise advocate in America. For years, we thought we had won. Continue Reading...

The Declaration’s Great Defender

My fellow members in the Calvin Coolidge Fan Club will appreciate Julia Shaw’s great article explaining why “the man remembered as ‘Silent Cal’ is one of the most eloquent voices for the great and enduring principles expressed in our Declaration of Independence.” Historians remember Calvin Coolidge as saying the “chief business of the American people is business,” a quote that’s frequently taken out of context. Continue Reading...