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 03.09.17

What the unemployment rate does – and doesn’t – say about the economy Drew Desilver, Pew Research Every month, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a flood of data about employment and unemployment in the U.S. Continue Reading...

Understanding the President’s Cabinet: HUD Secretary

Note: This is the seventh in a weekly series of explanatory posts on the officials and agencies included in the President’s Cabinet. See the series introduction here. Seal of the Department of Housing and Urban Development / HUD (Public Domain) Department:  Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Current Secretary:  Dr. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.08.17

Why a Christian Approach to Fighting Homelessness Pays Off Kate Shellnutt, Christianity Today Study: Ministries saved taxpayers $119 million in 11 cities by offering both housing and healing. Public remains divided over role of government in financial regulation Samantha Smith, Pew Research As Donald Trump and congressional Republicans take steps to roll back Obama-era financial regulations, the public remains divided over whether regulations of financial institutions have gone too far or not gone far enough. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.07.17

Free Trade, Protectionism, & the Limits of Economic Analysis Alexander Salter, The Imaginative Conservative Economics deals with statements of “is,” not of “ought.” It can tell you the consequences of particular public policies, but it cannot itself demonstrate the rightness or wrongness of such policies. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.06.17

Globalization Is Good for the World Greg Forster, TGC There is no book on the market today—in either sense of that phrase—that will more richly reward your critical attention. Protectionism and a Universal Basic Income Won’t Solve Our Economic Problems Dylan Pahman, Public Discourse For both economic and spiritual reasons, a basic income guarantee isn’t the solution to widespread unemployment due to new technology. Continue Reading...

Why people prefer government to markets

Embed from Getty Images People do not love markets,” says Pascal Boyer of the International Cognition & Culture Institute, “there is a lot of evidence for that.” Sadly, Boyer is right and I suspect he’s right about the cause too: People do not like markets because people seem not to understand much about market economics. Continue Reading...