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 03.06.17

Globalization Is Good for the World Greg Forster, TGC There is no book on the market today—in either sense of that phrase—that will more richly reward your critical attention. Protectionism and a Universal Basic Income Won’t Solve Our Economic Problems Dylan Pahman, Public Discourse For both economic and spiritual reasons, a basic income guarantee isn’t the solution to widespread unemployment due to new technology. Continue Reading...

Why people prefer government to markets

Embed from Getty Images People do not love markets,” says Pascal Boyer of the International Cognition & Culture Institute, “there is a lot of evidence for that.” Sadly, Boyer is right and I suspect he’s right about the cause too: People do not like markets because people seem not to understand much about market economics. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.24.17

US Economic Freedom Has Hit a Historic Low. What Happened? Anthony B. Kim, The Daily Signal It’s already been eight years since the Great Recession, yet the U.S. economy has been just inching along, with its productivity flagging and millions being locked out of the labor market. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.23.17

Whatever Happened to Democratic Capitalism? Peter Augustine Lawler, The Corner Not only is capitalism more productive, it, contrary to the claims of the Marxists, consistently improves the lot of the ordinary person. Continue Reading...

The Michael Novak book that changed reality

From a 2017 vantage point, it’s easy to forget just how radical this book was, says Samuel Gregg in this week’s Acton Commentary. In penning the Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, Novak was the first theologian to really make an in-depth moral, cultural, and political case for the market economy in a systematic way. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.22.17

Michael Novak: Theologian of the free economy Flavio Felice, AEI Novak stands in the tradition of thought that, in a sense, runs from Polybius to the Federalist Papers and the American Constitution, and then to the social doctrine of the Church. Continue Reading...

Toward a Christian view of economics

Embed from Getty Images   Many Christians assume that the Bible has nothing at all to say about economics, says theologian Albert Mohler, but a biblical worldview actually has a great deal to teach us on economic matters. Continue Reading...