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 12.08.16

Trump’s 35 Percent Internal-Tariff is Economic Fools’ Gold Tom Rogan, Opportunity Lives As is his passion, President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday fired off some tweets. He promised a 35 percent internal-tariff on U.S. Continue Reading...

Republicans and conservatives are trading free markets for cronyism

“Don’t forget, this is called the Republican Party,” said Donald Trump in an interview justifying his opposition to free trade, “it’s not called the Conservative Party.” When Trump made that statement six months ago it was still possible to believe a distinction could be made between traditional Republicanism—which tends to be pro-Big Business—and traditional conservatism—which has generally been pro-free markets. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.07.16

America’s Poor Still Lack Access to Basic Banking Services Gillian B. White, The Atlantic In recent years, the Treasury Department has made financial inclusion a priority. What’s to come? Biblical Principles of Discernment for Developing Wise Leadership Glenn Brooke, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics The King of Israel had observable facts but needed divine guidance to avoid danger. Continue Reading...

How humans became consumers

Consumption is arguably the first (or maybe second) economic concept mentioned in the Bible. After creating Adam and Eve and giving them the cultural mandate (“Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.”), God says to them, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. Continue Reading...

Understanding tax revenue and deadweight loss

Note: This is post #12 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. Why do taxes exist? What are their effects? In this video by Marginal Revolution University, economist Alex Tabarrok explains how taxes affect consumer surplus and producer surplus. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.06.16

Which Way Forward on Ed Reform? Max Eden, City Journal With new leadership in Washington, D.C., the discussion is shifting from whether to expand school choice to how. U. of Wisconsin Lets Hecklers Veto Conservatives, But Welcomes Anti-Christian Hate Group Rev. Continue Reading...

Would you give up the internet for a million dollars?

Are you better off than someone who has a million dollars in the bank? Probably not—at least not compared to a millionaire today. But chances are you consider yourself better off than someone who was a millionaire in an previous era—and you may even be better off than someone who had a million dollars in the bank in the 1970s or 1980s. Continue Reading...

7 Figures: Marriage, Family, and Economics in America

The 2016 American Family Survey was designed to understand the “lived experiences of Americans in their relationships and families” and provide “context for understanding Americans’ life choices, economic experiences, attitudes about their own relationships, and evaluations of the relationships they see around them.” Here are seven figures you should know from this recently released survey: 1. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.05.16

Donald Trump’s Carrier Deal Is Just Cronyism as Usual Robert Tracinski, The Federalist The Carrier deal shows that Donald Trump isn’t going to ‘drain the swamp.’ He’s just going to favor a different set of swamp creatures. Continue Reading...