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 07.21.16

Pokemon Go and the Kindness of Strangers Alexi Sargeant, First Things What is Pokémon Go? Is it the epitome of decadence? Evidence of America’s precipitous decline? No. Every popular game has its naysayers, but a doom-and-gloom attitude is harder to justify when a game is pulling players out into the sunlight to discover the places and people around them—and to do some good deeds to strangers in the process. Continue Reading...

Why Religious Liberty Cannot Prosper Without Economic Liberty

“Both economic and religious freedom tend to exist together in the same societies,” says Jay Richards in this week’s Acton Commentary, “they are both based on the same principles; they tend to reinforce each other; and over the long haul, they arguably stand or fall together.” By economic freedom, I refer to the social condition in which individuals, families, and associations enjoy the rule of law, respect for their rights, limited government, a vibrant civil society outside the jurisdiction of the state, well-delineated rights to private property and contracts, and broad discretion on economic matters. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.20.16

Communism Still Persists. We Must Remember Nations Where People Are Not Free. Lee Edwards, The Daily Signal Communism is a cancer that must be removed lest it spread. That historical lesson led President Ronald Reagan, after four decades of containment and accommodation, to lay down a new policy to end the Cold War: “We win and they lose.” Stop Making CEO Pay a Political Issue Alex Edmans, Harvard Business Review Presidential candidates once campaigned on taxes, government spending, and foreign policy. Continue Reading...

Socialism Makes People Selfish

Does socialism make people kinder and more caring, while capitalism makes people greedy and more selfish? No, in fact, just the opposite is true. In this video, Dennis Prager explains the moral differences between socialism and capitalism, and why anyone who wants a kind and generous society must support one and oppose the other. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.19.16

How American Corporations Shaped Conservative Christianity David A. Bosch, TGC Christians have been involved in the marketplace for as long as Christians and markets have existed. The Blessings of Business: How Corporations Shaped Conservative Christianity by Darren Grem catalogues how Christian men not only have been involved in business, but also shaped 20th-century conservative Christianity in the United States. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.18.16

We Need to Talk About Downward Mobility The American Interest Low levels of social mobility, more than raw inequality or slow growth, is probably the greatest challenge facing the American political-economic system today. Continue Reading...

Without Natural Law, We Have No Rights

Our rights as Americans are considered unalienable, says Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint, only because they were inherent in the natural order of life established by the laws of nature and nature’s God. Continue Reading...