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

Explainer: Christmas 2017 by the Numbers

  As the most widely observed cultural holiday in the world, Christmas produces many things—joy, happiness, gratitude, reverence. And numbers. Lots of peculiar, often large, numbers. Here are a few to contemplate this season: $74.70 – Average amount U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.18.17

In Search of the Elusive Bitcoin Billionaire Brian Doherty, Reason Bitcoin is booming. Libertarians were there first. So where are all the cryptocurrency tycoons? Bishops condemn selling of Nigerians into slavery in Libya Peter Ajayi Dada, Catholic News Service A trio of Nigerian bishops condemned the enslavement of Nigerians who traveled to Libya for work, calling the practice a horrific abuse of human dignity. Continue Reading...
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5 Facts about the Bill of Rights

Today is Bill of Rights Day, a commemoration first established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to cherish the ‘immeasurable privileges which the charter guaranteed’ and to rededicate its principles and practice.” Here are five facts you should know about the Bill of Rights: 1. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.15.17

Resisting the Fortress of Solitude: What’s Wrong with First Things’ Anxious Anti-Capitalism Robert T. Miller, Public Discourse Young people today, especially the ones who are serious about religion and look to the editors of First Things for guidance, must resist the allure of an intellectual Fortress of Solitude where they can sit and feel superior to everyone. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 12.14.17

Venezuelans try new food strategies to combat hunger, malnutrition Hildegard Willer, Catholic News Service One of the many contradictions in contemporary Venezuela is that food producers cannot escape the food shortage. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 12.13.17

Notes from Reality About Economic Regulation: What’s Wrong with First Things’ Anxious Anti-Capitalism Robert T. Miller, Public Discourse R.R. Reno’s manifesto on capitalism—in which he concludes, among other things, that expanding economic freedom leads to transgenderism—is based on empirically false claims. Continue Reading...
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The cost of Twelve Days of Christmas: $34,558.65

  If you’ve been stuck at the mall listening to a song about ten Lords a-Leaping and eight Maids a-Milking you can blame the Jesuits. Rumor has it they invented the Twelve Days of Christmas song as a catechism in code for persecuted Catholics in 16th-century England. Continue Reading...

Public goods and asteroid defense

Note: This is post #60 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. While the probability of an asteroid hitting the planet is very low, its effect would be disastrous for all of us. Continue Reading...