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

Why financial intermediaries fail

Note: This is post #91 in a weekly video series on basic economics. Financial intermediaries serve as a bridge between borrowers and savers. When those bridges collapse the effects can be disastrous: businesses go bankrupt, workers get laid off, and people lose their homes. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.28.18

Work requirements reduce dependency and protect the truly needy Kristina Rasmussen, USA Today Work requirements double incomes, increase economic activity and grow tax revenue. That’s why work should be the bedrock of the welfare system. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.27.18

What are Capitalists Good For? Antony P. Mueller, Mises Wire The ballot in capitalism consists in money, the vote is the purchase. The capitalists are the legal owners of the production resources such as gas stations, restaurants, and shopping malls, yet they only earn a yield on their capital stock by making their property available to the use by the customers. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.24.18

Was Wilhelm Röpke the First Fusionist? Samuel Gregg, Law and Liberty Röpke’s willingness to refer explicitly to Western civilization, at a time when the Left’s aggressive attack on its achievements was heating up, also made a deep impression upon American conservatives. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.23.18

Social Ecology and the Market Economy: Revisiting the Threefold Foundations of a Flourishing Society Jordan J. Ballor, Public Discourse A full vision of the social structures of human flourishing must include three elements: the economic, political, and moral-cultural. Continue Reading...

Democrats are now more positive about socialism than capitalism

The News: According to a new Gallup survey, a majority of Democrats have a more positive image of socialism than of capitalism. The Background: Since 2010 Gallup has asked Democrats and Republicans whether they have a positive or negative image of small business, entrepreneurs, free enterprise, capitalism, big business, the federal government, and socialism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.22.18

The Church and the Marketplace John Horvat, The Imaginative Conservative I fear for the time when all vestiges of the Church are scrubbed from economy. Then there will be no more familial caregivers. Continue Reading...