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 12.09.16

Why The Media Would Pretend Catholics Are Trading Abortion For Climate Change Daniel Payne, The Federalist ‘Catholic leaders’ believe that ‘climate change’ is on the ‘same level’ as abortion and the death penalty? Continue Reading...

The constitutional problem with crony capitalism

Recently, when asked if intervention by the White House into private enterprise was presidential, President-elect Trump responded, “I think it’s very presidential. And if it’s not presidential, that’s okay … because I actually like doing it.” Writing for the Library of Law and Liberty, Greg Weiner asks, “On what authority is the President of the United States pressuring, which is to say intimidating, the leaders of private enterprise to determine where goods are made and sold? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.08.16

Trump’s 35 Percent Internal-Tariff is Economic Fools’ Gold Tom Rogan, Opportunity Lives As is his passion, President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday fired off some tweets. He promised a 35 percent internal-tariff on U.S. Continue Reading...

Republicans and conservatives are trading free markets for cronyism

“Don’t forget, this is called the Republican Party,” said Donald Trump in an interview justifying his opposition to free trade, “it’s not called the Conservative Party.” When Trump made that statement six months ago it was still possible to believe a distinction could be made between traditional Republicanism—which tends to be pro-Big Business—and traditional conservatism—which has generally been pro-free markets. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.07.16

America’s Poor Still Lack Access to Basic Banking Services Gillian B. White, The Atlantic In recent years, the Treasury Department has made financial inclusion a priority. What’s to come? Biblical Principles of Discernment for Developing Wise Leadership Glenn Brooke, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics The King of Israel had observable facts but needed divine guidance to avoid danger. Continue Reading...

How humans became consumers

Consumption is arguably the first (or maybe second) economic concept mentioned in the Bible. After creating Adam and Eve and giving them the cultural mandate (“Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.”), God says to them, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. Continue Reading...

Understanding tax revenue and deadweight loss

Note: This is post #12 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. Why do taxes exist? What are their effects? In this video by Marginal Revolution University, economist Alex Tabarrok explains how taxes affect consumer surplus and producer surplus. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.06.16

Which Way Forward on Ed Reform? Max Eden, City Journal With new leadership in Washington, D.C., the discussion is shifting from whether to expand school choice to how. U. of Wisconsin Lets Hecklers Veto Conservatives, But Welcomes Anti-Christian Hate Group Rev. Continue Reading...

Would you give up the internet for a million dollars?

Are you better off than someone who has a million dollars in the bank? Probably not—at least not compared to a millionaire today. But chances are you consider yourself better off than someone who was a millionaire in an previous era—and you may even be better off than someone who had a million dollars in the bank in the 1970s or 1980s. Continue Reading...