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 09.15.17

The Answer to Consumerism Is a Changed Heart, Not New Laws Andrew Spencer, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics Critics of the free-market approach sometimes confuse a free-market economic system with consumerism. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 09.14.17

Has First Things Given Up on Freedom? John Zmirak, The Stream Rusty Reno just published a long piece at his magazine, First Things. It’s a kind of defense of why he has shifted the magazine’s editorial stance on politics and economics. Continue Reading...
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Explainer: What you should know about single-payer healthcare

Today, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is unveiling his legislation for a single-payer healthcare system. Here is what you should know about single-payer systems and Sanders’s proposal: What is single-payer healthcare? In a single-payer healthcare system, the government pays for all medically necessary service for of all citizens, regardless of income or ability to pay. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.13.17

The Core of Liberty Is Economic Liberty Deirdre N. McCloskey, FEE Indeed, economic liberty is the liberty about which most ordinary people care. Why religious liberty matters for creativity Jason Thacker, ERLC Religious liberty is a right given to each person by God and must be used responsibly. Continue Reading...
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7 Figures: Income and poverty in the U.S.

The U.S. Census Bureau released its latest report on income and poverty in the United States today. Here are seven figures from the report you should know about: 1. Real median household income increased 3.2 percent between 2015 and 2016—from $ 57,230 to $59,039. Continue Reading...

The monopoly markup

Note: This is post #48 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. Ever wonder why pharmaceuticals are so expensive? In this video by Marginal Revolution University, Alex Tabarrok shows how low elasticity of demand results in monopoly markups. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.12.17

We Are More Than A Match For Hurricanes Matt Ridley, The Times Whether or not tropical storms are becoming fiercer, our growing wealth and ingenuity helps us to survive them. Rights Talk Fails the Christian Baker Armen Oganessian, Ethika Politika “In a prosperous society, which rights does the individual keep and which must he give up?” Obama Gutted Work Requirements for Welfare. Continue Reading...
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5 Facts about the 9/11 aftermath

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil. Here are five facts you should know about what happened in the aftermath of the events on September 11, 2001: 1. Continue Reading...

A holistic view of Christian vocation

In a society where personal identity is conveyed by one’s job title, it is of little wonder that the nation’s youth are so anxious about career choice. But what if your identity is found in Christ? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.11.17

Dear Anti-Market Conservatives: Meet Wilhelm Röpke Samuel Gregg, Library of Law and Liberty Though conservatives are often portrayed as strong supporters of the free market, not all of them are. Now and in the past, many individuals have happily embraced the conservative label while expressing strong reservations about, if not outright rejection of, market economies. Continue Reading...
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