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).

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PowerLinks 07.27.17

The Ultimate Trifecta of Crony Capitalism Alison Acosta Winters, The American Conservative Three ways the deck will always be stacked against you. NYC Government Spends $2 Million on a Park Bathroom John Stossel, Reason.com Overspending is what government does. Continue Reading...
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Finding ‘the lost tools of learning’

“If you were to read Dorothy Sayers’ The Lost Tools of Learning and thereafter read the curriculum of Veritas Classical Academy,” says Elizabeth Yeh in this week’s Acton Commentary, “you would find that the “lost tools” have been found in the small town of Marietta, Ohio.” The curriculum at Veritas is based on the Trivium. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.27.17

Trump’s Labor Secretary Targets Occupational Licensing for Elimination Ted Goodman, The Daily Signal “Certifying skills and specialized knowledge helps consumers,” Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta says. “That is far different, however, from using licensing to limit competition, bar entry, or create a privileged class.” ( No, Markets Aren’t Making Us Greedy Ryan Bourne, FEE No hard evidence is ever offered to prove that free markets encourage greed. Continue Reading...
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Maximizing profit under competition

Note: This is post #42 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. In a competitive market, a company can’t control how much they charge for goods and services. So how do firms maximize profits when they don’t control prices? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.25.17

You Are Here How Much Money Each State Saves Thanks to Homeschooling Annie Holmquist, Intellectual Takeout Based on state spending per student multiplied by the approximate number of homeschoolers in each state, the following statistics demonstrate how much savings homeschoolers are passing off to their fellow citizens each year. Continue Reading...
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How did money-lending stop being a sin?

“Moneylending has been taboo for most of human history,” notes Alex Mayyasi. “So how did usury stop being a sin and become respectable finance?” Today, a banker listening to a theologian seems like a curiosity, a category error. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.24.17

The Classicist: The Forgotten Virtues Of Physical Labor Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institute In an era of technology and automation, does tough physical work still matter? Victor Davis Hanson says the answer is yes — and that, in fact, we have an innate desire to do work with our own two hands. Continue Reading...
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Explainer: What you should know about civil asset forfeiture

Earlier this week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Justice Department would be reinstating the Equitable Sharing Program, a controversial policy related to civil asset forfeiture. Several states have been making it more difficult to apply such forfeitures so this allows state and local law enforcement to explicitly circumvent state forfeiture restrictions. Continue Reading...