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

What Would Life Be Like Without Capitalism?

In an era where socialism is (inexplicably) once again in vogue, we should ask, “What would life be like in a world without capitalism?” The Fund for American Studies has produced a superb It’s a Wonderful Life-style video that not only shows what life would be like if we banned free enterprise (i.e., a lot like Soviet Russia) but also makes the point that when you lose economic freedom you lose other freedoms too. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.03.16

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle minimum wage law Daniel Wiessner, Reuters The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge by business groups to a trendsetting Seattle law that will raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, leaving in place a lower court’s decision to uphold the statute. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.01.16

You Are $13,000 Poorer Because of Federal Regulations Ronald Bailey, Reason.com New study quantifies the damage to economic growth that the accumulation of regulations causes. Frugality is Hard to Afford A. Continue Reading...

Rev. Sirico on Chuck Colson and His Legacy

Chuck ColsonIn honor of the 2016 Wilberforce Weekend, the Colson Center for Christian Worldview sponsored and the Washington Times Advocacy Department prepared a special report on energizing and equipping Christian leadership in the spirit of William Wilberforce. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.29.16

House Committee Votes to Require Women to Register for Draft Associated Press A House committee has approved an amendment to the annual defense policy bill that requires women to register for the military draft. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.28.16

The Cumulative Cost of Regulations Bentley Coffey, Patrick McLaughlin, Pietro Peretto, Mercatus Center Federal regulations have accumulated over many decades, piling up over time. When regulators add more rules to the pile, analysts often consider the likely benefits and compliance costs of the additional rules. Continue Reading...

Bruce Wayne: A Capitalist Superhero

“The real hero of the recently released Batman v. Superman film is an often overshadowed character, Bruce Wayne,” says Daniel Menjivar in this week’s Acton Commentary. “Batman’s alter ego, Bruce Wayne is the CEO of Wayne Enterprises and the hero that Gotham, and in the case of this film, Metropolis needs too. Continue Reading...