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 08.30.16

The Greatest Thinker You’ve Never Read: Ludwig von Mises Art Carden, Forbes Had he not passed away at the tender age of 92 in 1973, Ludwig von Mises would have turned 131 years old today. Continue Reading...

Does the Catholic Church oppose the free market?

Modern Catholic social teaching has been articulated, as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops notes, through a tradition of papal, conciliar, and episcopal documents. These documents developed a number of themes related to economic and social policy, such as the option for the poor and vulnerable and the dignity of work and the rights of workers. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.29.16

Diocese says government slow to resolve contraception impasse Ann Rodgers, Catholic News Service The Pittsburgh Diocese continues to try to resolve the issues it has with mandated insurance coverage of things which it finds religiously objectionable. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.26.16

Don’t Blame Capitalism for Your Pricey EpiPen Jay Stooksberry, FEE What is usually left out in any anti-capitalist blather written in response to this controversy is an accurate depiction of how free markets actually work. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.25.16

Is Rising Extreme Poverty a Myth? Robert VerBruggen, Family Studies Critics argue that welfare reform made the poor even poorer. New research shows otherwise. Protecting the conscience: A battle between pharmacists and Washington state Barrett Duke, ERLC The state’s total lack of concern for conscience in this matter is distressing. Continue Reading...

A ‘house of cards’ in Nicaragua

“When Nicaragua is in the news, it is usually bad news,” says Paul J. Bonicelli in this week’s Acton Commentary, “and so it is once again as it descends into another dynastic dictatorship.” The man currently building the latest family-run state is the incumbent president Daniel Ortega, although apparently the irony is lost on him since he led a socialist revolution 40 years ago to overthrow the previous dynasty. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.24.16

First Worldwide Meta-Analysis Proves the Benefits of School Choice Evan Smith, Opportunity Lives Now a new study, the first-ever worldwide meta-analysis on the benefits or faults of providing school choice in relation to student success, has shown Friedman’s ideas to be systematically accurate. Continue Reading...