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 04.13.16

Meet The Most Influential Poverty Fighter You’ve Never Heard Of NPR He was an accountant for Big Oil. Then came the cyclone of 1970. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed found a new calling — and came up with an idea that could be key to ending extreme poverty. Continue Reading...

Are We Better Off If We Buy Local?

Does spending more money locally keep money in the community, creating jobs and improving the economic situation of our immediate neighbors? Probably not. Economist Don Boudreaux shows that if we bought everything because it was “local” (rather than because it was the best product or service) we would just be voluntarily making ourselves poorer. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.12.16

Why Are Companies Taking Sides Against Religious Liberty? William Ligon, Wall Street Journal The American Founders believed religious liberty to be so essential that they enshrined it in the First Amendment. Continue Reading...

The Pope’s Limited Influence on Foreign Affairs

Pope Francis has made support for migrants and refugees a priority of his pontificate, and has encouraged nations to adopt an open-door immigration policy. But few countries, especially in Europe, appear interested in adopting his approach, underscoring just how limited an influence the pope has on foreign policy. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.11.16

The Panama Papers Actually Reflect Pretty Well on Capitalism Megan McArdle, Bloomberg View What we’ve seen from the papers so far is not so much an indictment of global capitalism as an indictment of countries that have weak institutions and a lot of corruption. Continue Reading...

A Simple Tool for Measuring Economic Well-Being

Is the average American better off today economically than they were 4 years ago? What about 40 years ago? How would you go about answering those questions? In this video economist Alex Tabarrok explains the difference between nominal and real GDP and shows us a simple tool that can help us determine if our economic well-being as a nation is increasing or decreasing. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.08.16

Donald Trump’s Rise Shows Religion Is Losing Its Political Power Eduardo Porter, New York Times Donald Trump, no doubt, is the most confounding candidate produced by the American political system in decades. Continue Reading...