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

A price is a signal wrapped up in an incentive

Note: This is post #15 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. The price system allows for people with dispersed knowledge and information to coordinate global economic activity. The global production of roses, for example, reveals how the price system is emergent, and not the product of human design. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.03.17

The fate of religious freedom in the former USSR, 25 years after its collapse Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News When the Soviet Union was dissolved on Dec. 26, 1991, the future looked bright for faith groups. Continue Reading...

10 Things you should know about the minimum wage

The minimum wage increased yesterday in nineteen states across the U.S.: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Dakota, Vermont, and Washington. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.02.17

A US law meant to safeguard religious minorities abroad now covers atheists, too Neha Thirani Bagri, Quartz By updating an 18-year-old religious freedom law, the US Congress has for the first time taken steps to explicitly protect people who identify as atheists. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.30.16

The Morality of Banking in It’s a Wonderful Life Bourree Lam and Gillian B. White, The Atlantic In addition to its holiday cheesiness and religious moralizing, the 1946 classic touches on financial themes that remain painfully relevant. Continue Reading...

It’s time to kill the penny

Over the past twelve months there have been considerable discussions of monumental public policy issues.  But before 2016 ends we need to consider one more of (in)significant importance: what to do about the penny. Continue Reading...

Top 10 PowerBlog posts for 2016

As we come near to the end of another year, we want to thank readers of PowerBlog for reading, commenting, and sharing our posts over the past twelve months. If you’re a new reader we encourage you to catch up by checking out our top ten most popular posts for 2016: 1. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.29.16

Where’s the Pope on Syria? William McGurn, Wall Street Journal No papal prayer vigils to protest the military solution Putin has imposed on Aleppo. Who went insane? BuzzFeed editors or the Greek Orthodox believer who leads the GOP? Continue Reading...

The Year in Acton Commentary 2016

Every Wednesday we publish the Acton Commentary, a weekly article that covers topics related to Acton’s mission. As 2016 comes to a close we thought it would be worth highlighting the top ten commentaries produced by Acton Institute staffers and contributors over the past year. Continue Reading...