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 02.01.17

Limited Government as Insurance Bryan Caplan, EconLog In American political culture, conservatives have traditionally praised “limited government,” though libertarians are the main people who take it seriously. But it seems like almost everyone, regardless of ideology, should be interested in getting insurance against bad future uses of government power. Continue Reading...

Ending human trafficking through education and awareness

Today is the last day of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. But ending human trafficking through education and awareness is a year-round task. As the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work notes, we need more public education around the practice of human trafficking in order to help aid the more than 20 million victims who live as modern-day slaves. Continue Reading...

Is economic speculation immoral?

Note: This is post #19 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. Speculation is often considered to be morally dubious. But, can speculation actually be useful to the market process? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.31.17

Solidarity and Subsidiarity Peter Augustine Lawler, Starting Points Each American knows he or she is a citizen, but also more than a citizen. Solidarity with all human beings—through a universal conception of rights and of citizenship in the City of God—means that our world isn’t irredeemably divided into bands of friends out to rob their enemies blind. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.30.17

We Shouldn’t Have to Ask Permission to Work Robert Fellner, RealClearPolicy Wouldn’t it be great if there were a magic bullet that would simultaneously raise wages and employment while also lowering prices for consumers? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.27.17

A Revolution In Administrative Law Richard A. Epstein, Hoover Institute One of the most vital, but technical, items on the Republican agenda is not likely to get its fair share of public attention. Continue Reading...

5 facts about human trafficking

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a time when “we resolve to shine a light on every dark corner where human trafficking still threatens the basic rights and freedoms of others.” Here are five facts you should know about modern-day slavery: FBI.gov (Public Domain) 1. Continue Reading...