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 03.15.17

Yes, It’s Better To Be Poor In The Mississippi Delta Than In Bangladesh John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist Nobel laureate Angus Deaton recognizes the plight of America’s poor, but he’s reluctant to say the poor are often the authors of their own misfortune. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

On Monday the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its report on the projected effects of the House Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Here are five facts you should know about the federal agency that “scores” legislation: Congressional Budget Office / Public Domain 1. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.14.17

Frederick Douglass Hated Socialism Damon Root, Reason.com He stood for natural rights, racial equality, and economic liberty in a free labor system. At the heart of his worldview was the principle of self-ownership. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.13.17

Mobile Phones Are Anti-Poverty Devices obert Colvile, FEE M-Pesa alone has lifted 194,000 households out of poverty. House Backs Bill To Deter Lawsuits In Business-friendly Push Kevin Freking, Associated Press The Republican-led House on Friday backed legislation that requires judges to sanction attorneys and other parties who file frivolous lawsuits in federal district court, a move that supporters said will protect individuals and businesses from unnecessary legal costs. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.10.17

Women Prosper When Markets Are Free Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan, FEE Cross-referencing data from the Fraser Institute, which looks at general economic freedom, and World Bank in the United Nations, which looks at gender disparity, we see that countries that are more economically free also have more gender equality. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.09.17

What the unemployment rate does – and doesn’t – say about the economy Drew Desilver, Pew Research Every month, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a flood of data about employment and unemployment in the U.S. Continue Reading...