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 04.28.17

One Need Not Choose Between the Rule of Law and Constitutional Federalism Todd Zywicki, Library of Law and Liberty Competitive federalism does not undermine but in fact reinforces the rule of law. Continue Reading...

Explainer: What you should know about President Trump’s tax reform plan

Embed from Getty Images   Yesterday the Trump administration released its tax-reform plan, which the White House is calling the “biggest individual and business tax cut in American history.” Here is what you should know about the plan: What are the goals of the tax reform plan: The stated goals are to: • Grow the economy and create millions of jobs • Simplify our burdensome tax code • Provide tax relief to American families—especially middle-income families • Lower the business tax rate from one of the highest in the world to one of the lowest What are the objective for individual taxpayer reform? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.27.17

Why the only future worth building includes everyone Pope Francis, TED A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. Continue Reading...

More than compassion needed for Europe’s refugees

“Irrespective of the political forces at play,” says Trey Dimsdale in this week’s Acton Commentary, “there is no arguing with the fact that such a large number of displaced immigrants presents a monumental humanitarian crisis in which survival becomes the initial, but not final, concern.” Prior to 2014, fewer than 300,000 refugees and migrants arrived in the European Union each year. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.26.17

Should Mothers’ Labor Force Participation Be a Policy Goal? Amber Lapp, Family Studies Taking care of kids is a full-time job, whether you’re a paid nanny or daycare worker or an unpaid mom. Continue Reading...

Price Controls and Communism

Note: This is post #30 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. What happens when price controls are used in communist countries? As Alex Tabarrok explains, all of the effects of price controls become amplified: there are even more shortages or surpluses of goods, lower product quality, longer lines and more search costs, more losses in gains from trade, and more misallocation of resources. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.25.17

Originalism and the Future of Religious Freedom Kurt T. Lash, Library of Law and Liberty For historians seeking the original meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment, few issues are trickier than the question of national religious liberty. Continue Reading...

Humans care about economic fairness, not economic inequality

Embed from Getty Images   A new study published in the science journal Nature Human Behaviour finds that in most situation people are unconcerned about economic inequality as long as distributions of wealth are fair: There is immense concern about economic inequality, both among the scholarly community and in the general public, and many insist that equality is an important social goal. Continue Reading...