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

How to read a supply curve

Note: This is the sixth post in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. Last week we took a deeper look into the demand curve, examining how to read the demand curve, how demand curves shift, and consumer surplus. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.18.16

For Disaster Recovery, the Best Knowledge Is Local Knowledge Veronique de Rugy, Mercatus Center When it comes to the recovery after Hurricane Matthew, policymakers should remember that when social networks are broken by disasters, local knowledge is particularly powerful and holds an even bigger advantage over bureaucrats than usual, no matter how well-intentioned the public officials are. Continue Reading...

7 Figures: How young Americans view socialism, communism, and capitalism

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation recently released its annual report on U.S. attitudes towards socialism. Here are seven figures you should know from the survey: 1. The percentage of millenials who are unfamiliar with: Mao Zedong (42 percent), Che Guevara (40 percent), Vladimir Lenin (33 percent), Karl Marx (32 percent), Vladimir Putin (18 percent), Joseph Stalin (18 percent). Continue Reading...

Rev. Sirico on defending the free market

Why should we care about human dignity, creativity and flourishing? Why value human creativity? Why even believe that human beings possess dignity and rights? As Rev. Robert Sirico writes in the Washington Times, the free market system assumes, rather than defends, the value of all these things—something easy to miss because most of us share these sentiments. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.17.16

About Those Unthinking, Backwards Catholics Charles J. Chaput, First Things The cultural damage done by the current White House has—apparently—made courting America’s bishops unnecessary. “Freedom” vs. “Liberty”: Why Religious Conservatives Have Begun to Favor One over the Other Stephanie Russell-Kraft, Religous Dispatches In most circles, “religious freedom” and “religious liberty” are interchangeable, but to call them identical wouldn’t quite be right. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.14.16

Why Evangelicals Are Divided over Trump Joe Carter, TGC Here’s why conservative evangelicals are divided over Trump—and what we can do about it. Should Christians Vote for Trump? Eric Metaxas, Wall Street Journal Trump’s behavior is odious, but Clinton has a deplorable basketful of deal breakers. Continue Reading...