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 04.07.17

Christians remain world’s largest religious group, but they are dying out in Europe Conrad Hackett and David Mcclendon, Pew Research Christians remained the largest religious group in the world in 2015, making up nearly a third (31%) of Earth’s 7.3 billion people, according to a new Pew Research Center demographic analysis. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.06.17

Development must focus on human person, Vatican officials say Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, opened the conference marking the 50th anniversary of Blessed Paul VI’s encyclical “Populorum Progressio,” a social encyclical on development. Continue Reading...

Understanding the President’s Cabinet: Commerce Secretary

Note: This is the eleventh in a weekly series of explanatory posts on the officials and agencies included in the President’s Cabinet. See the series introduction here. Department of Commerce / Commerce.gov Cabinet position: Secretary of Commerce Department: Department of Commerce Current Secretary: Wilbur Ross Succession: The Commerce Secretary is tenth in the presidential line of succession. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.05.17

Is Capitalism the Enemy of the Family? Donald Devine, The Imaginative Conservative Does capitalism—in its need for efficient, low-paying, and universal labor—have a vested interest in family weakness? Modern-day slavery is a lurking, pervasive problem in American restaurants Chase Purdy, Quartz If a restaurant dishwasher working in the US illegally wanted to leave his or her job, could they? Continue Reading...

The minimum wage as a price floor

Note: This is post #27 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. Minimum wages are a type of price floor, and as with all prices floors, when prices are kept artificially high they can lead to several consequences that hurt the consumer. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.04.17

Does the ‘Populist Pope’ have a beef with populism? Claire Giangravè, Crux Pope Francis has not held back his criticism of populism in the past describing it as “evil” and a form of “egotism,” yet the media hails him as the ‘populist pope.’ But the unique approach to the masses adopted by this pontificate cannot be understood without the three P’s: populism, proximity, and the peripheries. Continue Reading...

Why protectionism harms human dignity

From an economic perspective, protectionism is one of the most foolish policies a country can adopt. It not only hurts the nation’s economy, but makes individual households poorer. Why then do so many people who are aware of this reality still support protectionist policies? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.03.17

Apprenticeships can be the key to Trump’s promise to create millions of new American jobs Nicholas Wyman, Quartz The power of apprenticeship programs in reducing youth unemployment and narrowing the skills gap by creating custom skilled workers has long been demonstrated in northern Europe, where this centuries-old form of learning remains strong and enjoys both business and societal support. Continue Reading...