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 06.06.17

Free-Market Environmentalism Is Literally for the Birds Tate Watkins, FEE Markets helped transform farmers into conservationists. The Blessings of Capitalism Brian Domitrovic, The Imaginative Conservative Capitalism offers us outstanding new ways to be good. Continue Reading...
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15 Biblical foundations of environmental stewardship

Today is World Environment Day, the United Nations’ “most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.” Though we may disagree on policy solutions, we here at the Acton Institute share the UN’s concern for the environment. Continue Reading...

Economic freedom eases poverty

“The poor will always be with us, but such a sobering reality does not free us from an obligation to work to alleviate the ravages of poverty,” says Trey Dimsdale. “On the contrary, Jesus’ statement only serves to remind us that every generation will face the question of how best to fulfill our holy obligations to them.” It is clear that many in the present generation have taken notice of the plight of the poor and are moved by genuine compassion to advocate for the poor, provide for their needs and seek to lessen the suffering caused by their circumstances. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.05.17

Marriage, Economics, and Culture Melissa Langsam Braunstein, Family Studies “Social context partially determines the family formation response to a positive income or earnings shock.” Cryptocurrency Might be a Path to Authoritarianism Ian Bogost, The Atlantic Extreme libertarians built blockchain to decentralize government and corporate power. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 06.02.17

What Is Human Dignity? Peter Augustine Lawler, Intercollegiate Review We use words like “rights” and “dignity” with such ease. It’s time we reflected on their origins. Why Do the Young Reject Capitalism? Continue Reading...
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6 Quotes: Peter Augustine Lawler on virtue

Peter Augustine Lawler died last week at the age of 65. Lawler, who referred to himself as a “postmodern conservative”, was a distinguished political philosopher and public intellectual who frequently wrote about the role of virtue in the modern (or postmodern) world. Continue Reading...

What caused the Great Depression?

Almost 90 years have passed since the beginning of the Great Depression and yet most of us are still unclear on what caused America’s greatest economic collapse. The causes and precursors are complex, of course, but there are a few factors that we should know about. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.01.17

Guaranteeing Everyone A Job Is Harder Than It Sounds Adam Ozimek, Forbes Will the employers being paid to create these “guaranteed jobs” actually create new jobs or just replace existing ones? Continue Reading...
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The DeVos budget: Toward a new paradigm of public education

“If school choice effectively functions as a standing critique of public education as well as being a potential solution to problems evident in the current system,” asks Hunter Baker in this week’s Acton Commentary, “how can public school advocates ever approve of an appointee like Betsy DeVos?” That question leads to others. Continue Reading...