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

7 Figures: The 2016 poverty survey

The American Enterprise Institute and the Los Angeles Times have joined together to release a new survey of attitudes toward the poor, poverty, and welfare in the United States. Here are seven figures from the report you should know about: 1. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.19.16

Is Religious Freedom in the National Interest? Peter Berger, The American Interest One would think so if one looks at its place in official Washington. How These States Ensure Welfare Dollars Aren’t Used for Alcohol, Lottery Tickets Melissa Quinn, The Daily Signal A new state law in Maine went into effect last month prohibiting welfare recipients from purchasing items like alcohol, lottery tickets, and tattoos with their welfare funds. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.18.16

How the Rise of the Commoner Enriched the World David S. D’Amato, FEE The new, liberal equality of the Bourgeois era undermined the foundations of this rank- and class-based world. Why Making College ‘Free’ Won’t Help The Poor David Sabey, The Federalist I have taught some of the poorest Americans, so I know it is laughable to think most poor students fail to graduate from college simply because it costs too much. Continue Reading...

Millennials should read Solzhenitsyn

“The appeal of Bernie Sanders’ socialism is a puzzle to many, but it shouldn’t be, not if we understand how most people think about economics,” says Rev. Johannes Jacobse in this week’s Acton Commentary. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.17.16

Why Millennials Are in No Hurry to Take On Debt Nathaniel Popper, New York Times Building a credit history holds less appeal for young Americans who had trouble paying off student loans and saw their families’ struggles during the financial crisis. Continue Reading...

The mayor who found a simple way to help the homeless: give them jobs

The scene can be found in almost every major U.S. city: a panhandler stands on a street corner holding a sign saying, “Need a job.” But one U.S. mayor decided to try something different — by taking them up on the offer and give the person a job One year ago Berry started a campaign to curb panhandling, called There’s a Better Way. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.16.16

Why You Spend Two Hours To See Your Doctor For 8 Minutes Michael T. Hamilton, The Federalist Most likely, the culprit isn’t your doctor, but a dastardly duo: federal reporting requirements and the industry’s entrenched health insurance model. Continue Reading...