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: What you should know about NAFTA

In last night’s presidential debate, Donald Trump said that NAFTA was the worst trade deal the U.S. has ever signed, and that it continues to kill American jobs. Here is what you should know about the perennially controversial trade agreement. Continue Reading...

How to understand the supply curve

Note: This is the third post in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. The supply curve seems like an easy enough concept to understand: it’s a graphic representation of the relationship between the quantity of product that a seller is willing and able to supply at a particular price. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.27.16

The three A’s of religious liberty Andrew T. Walker, ERLC Religious liberty can be a difficult concept to wrap our heads around. Secular individuals view it as a religious idea while religious individuals view it as a political idea. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.24.16

Why Moscow’s most iconic church used to be a swimming pool Marius Mortsiefer and Kerstin Pelzer, DW The Soviets blew up Moscow’s once majestic Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Now, its golden cupolas shine again in Moscow. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.23.16

Protectionism Is Theft Wrapped in Flags Donald J. Boudreaux, FEE Buyers will not bind themselves in this way in exchange for nothing. Clinton’s anti-poverty plan Angela Rachidi, AEI Ideas One can’t help but think that Clinton missed an opportunity here. Continue Reading...

What Christians Should Know About Fractional Reserve Banking

Note: This is the latest entry in the Acton blog series, “What Christians Should Know About Economics.” For other entries in the series see this post. The Term: Fractional Reserve Banking What it Means: Understanding fractional reserve banking is easier if we separate what it is (which is rather simple to explain) and the effects the system produces (which is slightly more complicated). Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.22.16

Census Bureau retreats from report showing stagnant rural incomes Max Ehrenfreund, Washington Post When a Census Bureau report last week announced a record increase in the typical American household’s annual income last year, the good news came with a caveat. Continue Reading...