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 08.03.16

Pope Francis, world leader of the modern anti-slavery movement Christopher White, Crux On this worldwide anti-human trafficking day, the director of Catholic Voices USA salutes the epic efforts of Pope Francis to lead a global movement against one of the scourges of our time. Continue Reading...

Venezuela’s socialism leads to slavery

Because of high inflation and unemployment, Venezuela has the most miserable economy in the world. The country currently has an inflation rate of 180 percent (which is expected to increase 1,642 percent by next year) and the current unemployment rate is 17 percent, (which is expected to increase to nearly 21 percent next year). Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.02.16

One Way to Help Native Americans: Property Rights Naomi Schaefer Riley , The Atlantic The United States’ impoverished tribes cannot buy or sell reservation land. Changing federal policy could improve their fortunes. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.01.16

Both Parties Used to Back Free Trade. Now They Bash It. Jennifer Steinhauer, New York Times Criticism of trade agreements, notably the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is a rare point of political agreement, including from the presidential nominees. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.29.16

Democrats, the Law of Demand, and the ‘Fight for 15’ James Sherk, National Review Economists call this the Law of Demand. People buy more goods or services at lower prices than high ones. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.28.16

The Catholics who free slaves on the high seas Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service Missionaries, nuns and other pastoral workers provide crucial assistance in identifying and freeing trafficked seafarers, according to a US State Department official in Rome for a conference on the issue. Continue Reading...

Re-branding capitalism for millennials

“Over the last decade, millennials have been characterized as filled with a sense of entitlement, lazy, and disillusioned,” says Allison Gilbert in this week’s Acton Commentary. “In the past year they have acquired another label: socialist” Despite the fact that the Democratic Party has begun to adopt more policies of the far left — like the $15 minimum wage — many polls show that less than half of Sanders supporters say they will be voting for Clinton this fall. Continue Reading...