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 09.19.17

What’s Wrong with Inequality? John Tamny , Library of Law and Liberty Not asked enough is what’s so bad about inequality in the first place? Conard asks, and correctly notes that those whose economic exploits lead to greater inequality “improve the future.” Yes, they do. Continue Reading...
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How much does crime pay?

The claim that “crime doesn’t pay” was an early slogan of the FBI. But while the claim may be a truism in the long run, in the short-term criminal activity can produce an income comparable to the earnings of a middle-class worker. Continue Reading...

Business as a calling

Do you live vocationally in your day job, even if you aren’t making a career of it? God’s calling on your life is not a maintenance request, the task is not finite, nor is it particular. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.18.17

Pope Well-Intentioned But Misguided on Climate Change William O’Keefe, E21 Pope Francis, a holy man whose life and values can serve as a model for all, has become convinced that human activities involving fossil use are the cause of recent hurricanes. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 09.15.17

The Answer to Consumerism Is a Changed Heart, Not New Laws Andrew Spencer, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics Critics of the free-market approach sometimes confuse a free-market economic system with consumerism. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 09.14.17

Has First Things Given Up on Freedom? John Zmirak, The Stream Rusty Reno just published a long piece at his magazine, First Things. It’s a kind of defense of why he has shifted the magazine’s editorial stance on politics and economics. Continue Reading...
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Explainer: What you should know about single-payer healthcare

Today, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is unveiling his legislation for a single-payer healthcare system. Here is what you should know about single-payer systems and Sanders’s proposal: What is single-payer healthcare? In a single-payer healthcare system, the government pays for all medically necessary service for of all citizens, regardless of income or ability to pay. Continue Reading...