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 07.25.16

How Does Economics Help Christians Contribute to the Kingdom of God? Kathryn Feliciano, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics If Christians want to be more effective in their ministry, then economics is a very good mental tool to have in their toolbox. Continue Reading...

Economics Is for Everyone

People have strong opinions on a variety of subjects in which they don’t have an advanced degree or training. Yet when it comes to economics many people defer to “experts.” But as Ha-Joon Chang, a South Korean economist who specializes in development, says, “Economics is for everyone.” Chang argues that we shouldn’t rely on experts to tell us what is true about economics (because they probably don’t know) but instead rely on our own commonsense to help us make sense of a complicated world. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.22.16

5 Facts about Captive Nations Week Joe Carter, ERLC In 1959, during the height of the Cold War, President Eisenhower signed into law a joint declaration of Congress recognizing “Captive Nations Week” and issued a proclamation that has been reissued by every U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.21.16

Pokemon Go and the Kindness of Strangers Alexi Sargeant, First Things What is Pokémon Go? Is it the epitome of decadence? Evidence of America’s precipitous decline? No. Every popular game has its naysayers, but a doom-and-gloom attitude is harder to justify when a game is pulling players out into the sunlight to discover the places and people around them—and to do some good deeds to strangers in the process. Continue Reading...

Why Religious Liberty Cannot Prosper Without Economic Liberty

“Both economic and religious freedom tend to exist together in the same societies,” says Jay Richards in this week’s Acton Commentary, “they are both based on the same principles; they tend to reinforce each other; and over the long haul, they arguably stand or fall together.” By economic freedom, I refer to the social condition in which individuals, families, and associations enjoy the rule of law, respect for their rights, limited government, a vibrant civil society outside the jurisdiction of the state, well-delineated rights to private property and contracts, and broad discretion on economic matters. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.20.16

Communism Still Persists. We Must Remember Nations Where People Are Not Free. Lee Edwards, The Daily Signal Communism is a cancer that must be removed lest it spread. That historical lesson led President Ronald Reagan, after four decades of containment and accommodation, to lay down a new policy to end the Cold War: “We win and they lose.” Stop Making CEO Pay a Political Issue Alex Edmans, Harvard Business Review Presidential candidates once campaigned on taxes, government spending, and foreign policy. Continue Reading...

Socialism Makes People Selfish

Does socialism make people kinder and more caring, while capitalism makes people greedy and more selfish? No, in fact, just the opposite is true. In this video, Dennis Prager explains the moral differences between socialism and capitalism, and why anyone who wants a kind and generous society must support one and oppose the other. Continue Reading...