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

More than compassion needed for Europe’s refugees

“Irrespective of the political forces at play,” says Trey Dimsdale in this week’s Acton Commentary, “there is no arguing with the fact that such a large number of displaced immigrants presents a monumental humanitarian crisis in which survival becomes the initial, but not final, concern.” Prior to 2014, fewer than 300,000 refugees and migrants arrived in the European Union each year. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.26.17

Should Mothers’ Labor Force Participation Be a Policy Goal? Amber Lapp, Family Studies Taking care of kids is a full-time job, whether you’re a paid nanny or daycare worker or an unpaid mom. Continue Reading...

Price Controls and Communism

Note: This is post #30 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. What happens when price controls are used in communist countries? As Alex Tabarrok explains, all of the effects of price controls become amplified: there are even more shortages or surpluses of goods, lower product quality, longer lines and more search costs, more losses in gains from trade, and more misallocation of resources. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.25.17

Originalism and the Future of Religious Freedom Kurt T. Lash, Library of Law and Liberty For historians seeking the original meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment, few issues are trickier than the question of national religious liberty. Continue Reading...

Humans care about economic fairness, not economic inequality

Embed from Getty Images   A new study published in the science journal Nature Human Behaviour finds that in most situation people are unconcerned about economic inequality as long as distributions of wealth are fair: There is immense concern about economic inequality, both among the scholarly community and in the general public, and many insist that equality is an important social goal. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.24.17

Does the United States Belong on Persecution Lists? Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Christianity Today Should the US be included on such lists? Here’s how experts weighed in. Is It Okay To Ban Nonprofits From Tax-Funded Programs Solely Because They’re Religious? Continue Reading...

Explainer: What you should know about Earth Day?

What is Earth Day? Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.21.17

The Supreme Court can deliver a pivotal win for school choice Frederick M. Hess and Grant Addison, AEI What started as a playground scuffle might well lead to a school-choice knockout. Continue Reading...