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 05.02.17

Why Poverty, Inc. is a Must-See Documentary Ericka Andersen, The Corner If you aren’t familiar with the documentary, I highly recommend adding it to your viewing schedule in haste. While the film came out a couple of years ago, it was only recently released on Netflix and to a wider audience — and has been embraced by liberals and conservatives alike. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.01.17

Arbor Day Has Free-Market Roots Daniel Hager, FEE Government, under the disguise of protecting home industry, is actually paying a bounty for the speedy destruction of US forests. The Government Is Staying Open—For Now Russell Berman, The Atlantic The House and Senate voted to extend federal funding for another week, averting a shutdown to buy more time for negotiations on a large spending bill. Continue Reading...

Why it matters how ex-presidents make their money

Embed from Getty Images   The President of the United States makes an annual salary of $400,000 a year for doing one of the toughest jobs in the world. While the pay may seem relatively low compared to CEOs of major corporations, the real payoff for presidents comes once they exit the White House. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.28.17

One Need Not Choose Between the Rule of Law and Constitutional Federalism Todd Zywicki, Library of Law and Liberty Competitive federalism does not undermine but in fact reinforces the rule of law. Continue Reading...

Explainer: What you should know about President Trump’s tax reform plan

Embed from Getty Images   Yesterday the Trump administration released its tax-reform plan, which the White House is calling the “biggest individual and business tax cut in American history.” Here is what you should know about the plan: What are the goals of the tax reform plan: The stated goals are to: • Grow the economy and create millions of jobs • Simplify our burdensome tax code • Provide tax relief to American families—especially middle-income families • Lower the business tax rate from one of the highest in the world to one of the lowest What are the objective for individual taxpayer reform? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.27.17

Why the only future worth building includes everyone Pope Francis, TED A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. Continue Reading...

More than compassion needed for Europe’s refugees

“Irrespective of the political forces at play,” says Trey Dimsdale in this week’s Acton Commentary, “there is no arguing with the fact that such a large number of displaced immigrants presents a monumental humanitarian crisis in which survival becomes the initial, but not final, concern.” Prior to 2014, fewer than 300,000 refugees and migrants arrived in the European Union each year. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.26.17

Should Mothers’ Labor Force Participation Be a Policy Goal? Amber Lapp, Family Studies Taking care of kids is a full-time job, whether you’re a paid nanny or daycare worker or an unpaid mom. Continue Reading...