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

Understanding Trump: The Deal-Maker as Redistributionist

[Note: This is the second in an occasional series evaluating the remaining presidential candidates and their views on economics and liberty. You can find the first article here.] In the previous article in this series I explained that the key to understanding Donald Trump’s economic policies is the recognition that, for him, policy and principle are secondary to process. Continue Reading...

In Defense of Wall Street

If we forget finance’s indispensable role in modern economies, says Samuel Gregg, research director for the Acton Institute, in an op-ed for The Detroit News, it’s guaranteed that everyone will be worse off. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.11.16

The Evangelical Roots of American Economics Bradley W. Bateman, The Atlantic As the discipline began to emerge, a group of passionately religious academics wanted it to become a tool for limiting child labor and fighting poverty. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.10.16

The Poverty of Liberal Economics Adrian Walker, The Imaginative Conservative Instead of delivering economic freedom tout court, liberal economics delivers a certain, liberal form of economic freedom—one that, as we will see below, is actually an unfreedom. Continue Reading...

6 Quotes: Friedrich Hayek on Economics and Freedom

Yesterday was the 116th birthday of the late Austrian and British economist Friedrich Hayek. Throughout his life the Nobel-winning philosopher defended civil liberties and political freedom and warned against the Keynesian welfare state and of totalitarian socialism. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.09.16

President Obama calls for higher minimum wage following disappointing job report Jeva Lange, The Week Following the weakest job report in seven months, President Obama spoke to the press Friday about the economy and publicly called for Congress to raise the minimum wage. Continue Reading...

Fair Trade, Microfinance, Orphans, and Social Entrepreneurship

Poverty, Inc. co-producer Mark R. Weber shares his commitment to discomfort as a necessary function of growth at the Jubilee Professional conference in Pittsburgh, 2016. Poverty, Inc. is a critically acclaimed documentary that has earned over 50 international film festival honors and the $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award. Continue Reading...