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).

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PowerLinks 08.24.17

School Choice: A Solution to Segregation John Northdurft, Opportunity Lives “No institution in America has done more to perpetuate segregation than public schools. Until 1954, segregated schools were legal in America and it was the standard practice in much of the South.” Can Trump’s Religious Freedom Ambassador Actually Succeed? Continue Reading...
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How free trade promotes global peace

Thomas L. Friedman said in The Lexus and the Olive Tree that no two countries with McDonald’s within their borders have ever been in a war since having a McDonald’s. Since it was proposed in 1999 this explanation of how globalization affects foreign policy and conflict has become known as the Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention. Continue Reading...

Our economic age of anxiety

“Developed nations are increasingly haunted by doubts about the legitimacy of their economic structures,” says Victor V. Claar and Greg Forster in this week’s Acton Commentary. “This paralyzing anxiety crosses all lines of ethnicity, religion, class, party and ideology.” This is not a mere selfish concern about who gets how much of what. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.23.17

National Sovereignty and the Challenge of Immigration Samuel Gregg, Public Discourse The idea of national sovereignty is indispensable to any coherent discussion of immigration policy. How High Bail Costs Contribute to Systemic Poverty Julian Adorney, FEE Of the 646,000 people in local jails, 70% have not yet been convicted of a crime. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 08.22.17

Right to Work as a Religious Liberty Concern K. E. Colombini, Crisis Magazine As a matter of conscience and general principle, men and women should not be required to join organizations they morally oppose just to keep their job, and they certainly should have a stronger say in what sort of programs and groups their union dues and fees support—and the freedom to opt out entirely without fear of reprisal or termination. Continue Reading...
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The anti-capitalist roots of American anti-Semitism

Over the past week Americans have been debating the removal of Confederate statues from our public spaces. The discussion was prompted by the white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia that was supposedly in response to the plan to take down the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.21.17

Most ‘sex workers’ are modern-day slaves Julie Bindel, The Spectator Prostitution is rarely, if ever, a choice. Capitalism Should Play a Bigger Role in Protecting the Environment Daniel J. Mitchell, FEE Simply stated, environmentalists seem to have no sense of cost-benefit analysis. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 08.18.17

Passions’ Republic David Bradshaw, Touchstone The Christian cure for what ails modern politics. Why Making a Profit Is Good Citizenship Anne Bradley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics The burden of maintaining freedom lies with those benefiting from the prosperity stemming from it. Continue Reading...
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