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

Who pays the tax?

Note: This is the eleventh post in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. Who bears the burden of a tax, the buyer or the seller? Or what about the health insurance mandate in Obamacare—does the employer or the worker pay the tax? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.29.16

How Castro is Like the Minimum Wage Bryan Caplan, EconLog In my mind, then, Castro is a lot like the minimum wage: something we must stubbornly decry even though there are far greater ills in the world. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about Fidel Castro (1926–2016)

Fidel Castro, the former dictator of Cuba, died this past weekend at the age of 90. Here are five facts you should know about the long-ruling Marxist despot. 1. Castro was baptized a Catholic at the age of 8 and attended several Jesuit-run boarding schools. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.28.16

Conservative Lawmakers Say Current Welfare System Is ‘Anti-Family’ Kelsey Harkness, The Daily Signal With a new Republican administration in tow, conservative lawmakers are renewing their call for welfare reform that incentivizes families rather than punishing them. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about Black Friday

Today is the unofficial first day of the holiday shopping season. Here are five facts you should know about “Black Friday.” 1. The term “Black Friday” was coined by the Philadelphia Police Department’s traffic squad in the 1950s. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.25.16

Aiming at abundant lives — and livelihoods John Scott, Washington Times As the second-generation owner of a commercial construction company near Washington, D.C., I have explored the driving force behind my work. Continue Reading...

This Thanksgiving, be thankful for the low cost of food

While it may not seem like it when you’re at the supermarket checkout, Americans benefit tremendously from relatively low food prices. Consider the typical Thanksgiving feast. According to an informal price survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), the average cost of this year’s Thanksgiving meal for ten people is $49.87—less than $5 per person. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.23.16

Thanksgiving Was a Triumph of Capitalism over Collectivism Richard M. Ebeling, FEE Two years of communism in practice had left alive only a fraction of the original number of the Plymouth colonists. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.22.16

Popcorn and lemonade sales point Detroit to fiscal health Christopher Brooks , Washington Times I have had the privilege of being born, raised and shaped by Detroit. Seeing the world through the lens of this beautiful but broken city has framed my view of human flourishing in ways that are truly amazing and counterintuitive “Unfettered” Free Trade? Continue Reading...