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

Whose Status Do You Want to Raise?

In a recent comment about neo-reaction (forget about that for now, this isn’t about neo-reaction), economist Arnold Kling says “a major role of political ideology is to attempt to adjust the relative status of various groups.” One outcome of this is that, … every adherent to an ideology seeks to elevate the status of those who share that ideology and to downgrade the status of those with different ideologies. Continue Reading...

Why Do You Need a License to Braid Hair?

There are numerous forms of crony capitalism, but one of the most subtle and damaging to the economically vulnerable are occupational licensing laws. For millions of Americans, occupational licensing continues to serve as a barrier to work and self-sufficiency. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.21.16

Seven Deadly Progressive Education Myths Jane Robbins, The Federalist Our schools are failing our kids, and ‘Seven Myths About Education’ explains how politics replaced pedagogy. Why One Democratic Congresswoman Wants To Drug-Test The Rich Danielle Kurtzleben, NPR The richest Americans take heavy advantage of the tax code’s many deductions. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.20.16

One State Is Making It Easier for Government to Take Property Melissa Quinn, The Daily Signal Over the last two years, the shortfalls of the civil forfeiture system have garnered attention from both the media and state and federal lawmakers as more and more people who had property seized by police have come forward—the vast majority of whom were never charged with a crime. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.17.16

Speaker Ryan’s Call For Regulatory Humility Susan E. Dudley, Forbes House Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled a new plan yesterday aimed at reviving the stalled economy by reforming the way the federal government regulates. Continue Reading...

Poverty, Inc. Now Streaming on Netflix

Poverty Inc., an award-winning documentary that grew out of the Acton Institute’s PovertyCure initiative, is now available on Netflix. During the past year the film has been in over 300 screenings around the world attended by more than 21,000 people. Continue Reading...

A Russian Businessman Discovers the Law of Love

“When I first read the description of Fr. Alexander Torik’s novel Flavian, I was skeptical,” says Rev. Gregory Jensen in this week’s Acton Commentary. “Recently translated from Russian, it is the story of “an unexpected turning point in the life of Aleksei, a quite ordinary city dweller.” A chance meeting with a former classmate turned much in the life of this physics-major-turned-successful-manager upside down, setting Aleksei on a new path with many amazing discoveries along the way.” I couldn’t help wondering if this was going to be simply a diatribe against business, the free market and the West. Continue Reading...