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

Totalitarian wolves against the Carpathian shepherd

“Though relatively unknown to the broader public in the West, King Michael’s life was nothing short of extraordinary,” says Mihail Neamtu in this week’s Acton Commentary. In 1927, his father left the throne to pursue a Romantic adventure with a larger than life mistress, Elena Lupescu (1895-1977). Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.27.17

A knock against unions could boost public workers’ rights George F. Will, Washington Post The U.S. Supreme Court probably will overturn a 1977 ruling that extracting compulsory union “agency fees” from public employees does not violate their First Amendment rights if the fees do not finance political activities. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 12.26.17

The big business of prisoner care packages Taylor Elizabeth Eldridge , Vox Inside the booming market for food in pouches, clear electronics, pocketless clothing, and other corrections-approved goods. The Reason the Left Gives Communism a Pass Walter E. Continue Reading...
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5 Facts about Christmas

Christmas is the most widely observed cultural holiday in the world. Here are five facts you should know about the annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus: 1. No one knows what day or month Jesus was born (though some scholars speculate that it was in September). Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.22.17

Why Don’t Most Americans Realize They’re Getting Tax Cuts for Christmas? David A. Graham, The Atlantic Four out of five taxpayers will see their bills reduced in 2018, but few of them expect to see the cash. Continue Reading...
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The economics of Bedford Falls (Part 3 of 3)

[Note: This is the final post in a series highlighting some of the financial aspects and broad economic lessons of Frank Capra’s holiday classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. You can find part one here and part two here.] Economist Don Boudreaux outlined ten foundational lessons that should be learned in every well-taught principles of economics course. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.21.17

President Trump: Tax bill ‘an incredible Christmas gift for hard-working Americans’ ABC News President Donald Trump on Wednesday hailed congressional Republicans’ ambitious $1.5 trillion rewrite of the tax code as a win for middle class Americans. Continue Reading...
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The economics of Bedford Falls (Part 2 of 3)

[Note: This is the second post in a series highlighting some of the financial aspects and broad economic lessons of Frank Capra’s holiday classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. You can find part one here.]  George’s Life Savings in a Life Insurance Policy George attempts to secure a loan from Potter based on his life insurance policy. Continue Reading...

On the real meaning of Christmas

“Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall,” says Rev. Robert A. Sirico in this week’s Acton Commentary, “but the moral law is written on the tablets of eternity.” In 1776, there were fewer than one billion people on Earth. Continue Reading...