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 10.01.18

US social security goes bust in 2034. Here’s how free markets can save it Zach Lang, CapX Social Security is failing and government intervention or fixes will only delay the problem. Continue Reading...

C.S. Lewis on the necessity of chivalry

There are few concepts today more dismissed—and yet more necessary—than chivalry. During the Middle Ages chivalry was a moral system that combined a warrior ethos, knightly piety, and courtly manners. As C.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.28.18

The New York Times Explains Why the Minimum Wage Should Be $0.00 Jon Miltimore, FEE One of the greatest takedowns of the minimum wage you’ll ever find comes from an unlikely place. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.27.18

The Cost of Religious Freedom Jayson Casper, Christianity Today When advocacy for persecuted Christians harms their fellow believers. Report: Global trade war would hurt US the most Dave Mchugh, Associated Press A fierce global trade war would hurt the United States economy significantly, making households poorer and destroying jobs, while China would not suffer as much, according to a simulation carried out by economists at the European Central Bank. Continue Reading...

5 ways the West gets African development all wrong

“In the last few weeks, Africa witnessed two major events that could influence the continent’s economic landscape in the coming decades,” says Ibrahim B. Anoba in this week’s Acton Commentary. First was the visit by British Prime Minister Theresa May and her pledge of $5.1 billion in investments continent-wide, as the UK prepares for life after Brexit. Continue Reading...

7 Figures: Income and poverty in the U.S. (2017)

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: 1. Real median household income of all male workers increased 3.0 percent from 2016, while real median earnings for their female counterparts saw no statistically significant change between 2016 and 2017. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.26.18

A New World Bank Study Confirms That Poor Nations Benefit from Free Markets Daniel J. Mitchell, FEE Once again, the data indicate that free-market, hands-off economic policy helps lift even the poorest of nations out of poverty. Continue Reading...

Can you (or anyone) beat the stock market?

Note: This is post #94 in a weekly video series on basic economics. When even professional stock pickers are not able to consistently beat the market, you probably shouldn’t invest your life savings on the the hot stock tip from your brother-in-law. Continue Reading...