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 12.28.16

Top Ten Religious Liberty and Church-State Developments of 2016 Howard Friedman, Religion Clause Each year in December, I attempt to pick the most important church-state and religious liberty developments of the past year. Continue Reading...

Thomas Sowell’s escape from socialism

Earlier today I mentioned that economist Thomas Sowell was retiring from writing his syndicated column. For decades Sowell, age 86, has been one of the leading thinkers in the libertarian and conservative circles. Continue Reading...

6 Quotes: Sowell on economics and ideas

Over the past few decades, economist Thomas Sowell, age 86, has been one of the most effective, yet under-appreciated, proponents of conservative and libertarian economic thought. He is also one of our most powerful critics of the often destructive and harmful effects of liberal economic policies. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.27.16

Is scarcity as much about psychology as it is economics? Dan Nixon, Bank Underground “Unlimited wants, scarce resources”. This is the economic problem. But once basic needs are met, how much should scarcity – having “enough” – be understood as a psychological problem? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.26.16

The Spiritual Crisis of the Modern Economy Victor Tan Chen, The Atlantic The main source of meaning in American life is a meritocratic competition that makes those who struggle feel inferior. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about Christmas

Christmas is the most widely observed cultural holiday in the world. Here are five facts you should know about the annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus: 1. No one knows what day or month Jesus was born (though some scholars speculate that it was in September). Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.23.16

The Six Mysterious Elves of the Commercial Marketplace Jeffrey Tucker, FEE We were born into a world of amazing prosperity that our generation did not create. A 2-country, 2-transaction example to understand trade, trade deficits, capital flows, and the balance of payments Mark J. Continue Reading...

The magic of the washing machine

What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. Rosling explains how the productivity gains of the washing machine—and similar labor-saving devices—lead to increases in education and economic growth in the developing world. Continue Reading...

The case for principles-based regulations

In an attempt to cut down on the number of government regulations, president-elect Trump has proposed a “one-in, two-out” rule—for every new regulation implemented, two old regulation must be eliminated. This is similar to the “one-in, three out” rule that was adopted by the government of United Kingdom. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.22.16

Surveys Find Charter School Parents More Satisfied Than District-School Parents Daniel Huizinga, Opportunity Lives Politicians and policy experts have argued for two decades about the merits of charter schools, with many studies showing the alternative public schools perform as well or better than traditional tax-funded schools. Continue Reading...