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

Entry, exit, and supply curves: Increasing Costs

Note: This is post #44 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. As industry’s output increases, what happens to costs? Alex Tabarrok of Marginal Revolution University look at three options: an increasing cost industry, a constant cost industry, and a decreasing cost industry. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.08.17

Religious Liberty Is for Everyone Collin Hansen, TGC Are these Christians right to be worried? What’s at stake, and what is the state of religious liberty in our country and around the world? Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 08.07.17

Robbing God, Literally: 1 in 10 Protestant Churches Experience Embezzlement Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends Survey finds 1 in 2 only has enough cash for four months of services. Senate approves ‘right-to-try’ drug bill Sarah Karlin-smith and Seung Min Kim, Politico The Senate approved a bill Thursday that would allow seriously ill patients in all 50 states to request access to experimental medicines without Food and Drug Administration approval. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 08.04.17

Is the world really better than ever? Oliver Burkeman, The Guardian The headlines have never been worse. But an increasingly influential group of thinkers insists that humankind has never had it so good – and only our pessimism is holding us back. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 08.03.17

How Civil Asset Forfeiture Reduces Economic Mobility Julian Adorney, The Federalist Income mobility in the United States has stagnated, a fact that hurts the poor most of all. If President Trump wishes to keep his promises to help low-income Americans escape poverty, he should instruct his administration to jettison, rather than expand, non-criminal asset forfeiture. Continue Reading...
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The moral hazard of fuzzy contracts

“You may already be aware that many state and local public pensions are in trouble,” says Victor V. Claar in this week’s Acton Commentary. “By one estimate, the nation’s state, county, and municipal governments face a combined funding shortfall of about $5 trillion. Continue Reading...