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 – 07.20.12

Poor countries are unhealthy countries Roger Bates, AEI American leftists might laud the nationalized healthcare provision in Cuba, but cholera outbreaks should remind even these folks that without wealth generation, a healthy nation is rarely attained and never sustained. Continue Reading...

How Does the U.S. Fare on Measures of the Rule of Law?

The free-market economist Milton Friedman used to argue that for a nation to prosper, all that was needed was to increase privatization and reduce the size of the state. But the collapse of the Soviet Union and other communist states made him realize that “Privatization is meaningless if you don’t have the rule of law.” Today, the idea that the rule of law is a necessary component of growth is all but commonplace. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 07.19.12

‘Guilty as charged,’ Cathy says of Chick-fil-A’s stand on biblical & family values K. Allan Blume, Baptist Press “We don’t claim to be a Christian business,” Cathy said in a recent visit to North Carolina. Continue Reading...

Is Capitalism the Most Biblical Economic Model?

Richard Land argues the case that free-market capitalism is the economic model that most closely fits in with Christian anthropology: When I lived in England as a Ph.D. student, I was visited during my first fortnight in the country by a fellow student seeking to sign me up for the Socialist Club. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks – 07.18.12

Does Acts 2-5 Teach Socialism? Art Lindsley, The IFWE Blog Acts 2-5 presents a beautiful picture of Christian community. But does it mandate socialism for believers? What can be said to such a claim? Continue Reading...

How Did Business Shape Jesus’ 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...

Hayek’s Recipe for Economic Recovery

A major reason why the nation has historically prospered, says John B. Taylor, is because Americans worked within a policy framework that was predictable and based on the rule of law, with strong incentives emanating from a reliance on markets and a limited role for government. Continue Reading...

How to Create an Underclass

Several years ago economist Walter Williams explained “How Not to Be Poor”: Avoiding long-term poverty is not rocket science. First, graduate from high school. Second, get married before you have children, and stay married. Continue Reading...

Network Like a Theologian

Readers of PowerBlog are already aware that Acton research fellow Anthony Bradley‘s ability to blend theology, ethics, and economics has made him on of the most intriguing public intellectuals in America. Continue Reading...