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

Does human capital depreciate?

Note: This is post #83 in a weekly video series on basic economics. In previous videos in this series, we’ve seen how the accumulation of physical capital only provides a temporary boost to economic growth. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.26.18

Trump’s Trade Tirades Jordan J. Ballor, Providence Two years into the Trump administration, we’ve gained some insight into the place of trade within the president’s larger foreign and domestic policy agendas. Continue Reading...

12 state-level religious liberty victories in 2018

Over the past six months there have been 139 bills acted on in states legislatures that deal with religion’s place in the public square. “What happens at the state level is a predicate for what happens at the federal level,” Rose Saxe, a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, told the Deseret News. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.25.18

The ‘Protestant Work Ethic’ Really Does Fight Poverty Lincoln Lau and Bruce Wydick, Christianity Today How Christian discipleship affects household income. Do poverty programs reduce poverty? Scott Sumner, EconLog The answer is “probably”, but by less than you might assume. Continue Reading...

What’s next for Spain?

In a surprise victory earlier this month, Pedro Sánchez, the leader of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party, became prime minister of Spain. Alejandro Chafuen, managing director of Acton Institute, International, considers what the change in government means for the future of Spain: A couple of weeks ago, Pedro Sanchez, the leader of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party, PSOE, who in the last 2016 election garnered the least amount of votes in his party’s history, became the seventh president of the post-Franco era. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.22.18

Imagining a Virtuous Capitalism Hugh C. Whelchel, Christianity Today Free-market ideas grew in a religious and moral soil. We need to replant them there. Hardliners Learn That Democracy Can Pay Off Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg One-state regimes are liberalizing markets and growing faster. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.21.18

Manufacturing a Comeback Aaron M. Renn, City Journal Grand Rapids has become a midwestern economic star and is generating new industrial jobs. ‘Juneteenth’ Is About the Triumph of American Freedom Over Slavery Jarrett Stepman, The Daily Signal The elimination of slavery in the United States—an institution as old as human civilization but out of step with the nation’s founding principles—did not happen all at once. Continue Reading...