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 08.01.16

Both Parties Used to Back Free Trade. Now They Bash It. Jennifer Steinhauer, New York Times Criticism of trade agreements, notably the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is a rare point of political agreement, including from the presidential nominees. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.29.16

Democrats, the Law of Demand, and the ‘Fight for 15’ James Sherk, National Review Economists call this the Law of Demand. People buy more goods or services at lower prices than high ones. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.28.16

The Catholics who free slaves on the high seas Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service Missionaries, nuns and other pastoral workers provide crucial assistance in identifying and freeing trafficked seafarers, according to a US State Department official in Rome for a conference on the issue. Continue Reading...

Re-branding capitalism for millennials

“Over the last decade, millennials have been characterized as filled with a sense of entitlement, lazy, and disillusioned,” says Allison Gilbert in this week’s Acton Commentary. “In the past year they have acquired another label: socialist” Despite the fact that the Democratic Party has begun to adopt more policies of the far left — like the $15 minimum wage — many polls show that less than half of Sanders supporters say they will be voting for Clinton this fall. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.27.16

Does welfare policy discourage marriage? AEI Means-tested benefits in well-meaning welfare policies are negatively impacting the institution of marriage these days. Land Everywhere and Not a Place to Live Alex Tabarrok, Marginal Revolution Land use regulations raise prices, reduce mobility and increase income inequality in the United States. Continue Reading...

Explainer: The Prohibition on Political Speech in Churches

Why is political speech in churches back in the news? During his speech at the recent Republican National Convention, Donald Trump said, “An amendment, pushed by Lyndon Johnson many years ago, threatens religious institutions with a loss of their tax-exempt status if they openly advocate their political views.” The new GOP platform also says the “federal government, specifically the IRS, is constitutionally prohibited from policing or censoring speech based on religious convictions or beliefs” and urges the repeal of the so-called “Johnson Amendment.” What is the Johnson Amendment? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.26.16

How Government Cronies Redefined the Catfish Veronique de Rugy, Reason.com An industry clamored for more regulation—because it had a financial interest in doing so. TANF and Two-Parent Families Shawn Fremstad, Family Studies There is little reason to think TANF is providing assistance to most struggling two-parent families. Continue Reading...