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

How to read a demand curve

Note: This is the fifth post in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. In a previous post we looked at how to understand the demand curve. In this video, we take a closer look by examining how to read the demand curve, how demand curves shift, and consumer surplus. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.11.16

We Abandon Social Conservatism at Our Own Peril Carlos D. Flores, Public Discourse Fiscal conservativism cannot exist without social conservatism. Strong families form the foundation of healthy societies and strong economies. Continue Reading...

The moral consequences of economic growth

In 1820, America’s per capita income averaged $1,980, in today’s dollars. But by 2000, it had increased to $43,000. That economic growth has benefited the rich, of course. But it has also transformed the lives of the poor—and prevented many more from becoming or staying poor. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.10.16

France Shows That “Free” College Is Neither Free Nor Fair Bill Wirtz, FEE These subsidies have created a generation of people who attend college because it is free, even if an apprenticeship might suit them better. Continue Reading...

If Africa had 100 citizens

When we think about the places on the globe that continue to have the most consistent and seemingly intractable problems, we tend to think of Africa. While areas like East Asia and the Pacific continue to grow richer and more stable, many African countries remain mired in corruption and poverty. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.07.16

The Case for Trade, and Why American Leaders Need to Make It Robert B. Zoellick, Harvard Business Review Trade is in trouble in U.S. politics. Both the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, have blamed U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.06.16

To reduce recidivism rates, give prisoners more books Ephrat Livni, Quartz The US Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 75% of released inmates are rearrested within five years—which is not just a societal problem, but also a major taxpayer expense. Continue Reading...