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 05.30.16

Why Memorial Day is different from Veterans Day Valerie Strauss, Washington Post Memorial Day is often confused with Veterans Day. Why? According to the Department of Veterans Affairs: Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Continue Reading...

Athenians and Visigoths: Neil Postman’s Graduation Speech

While it could be argued that youth is wasted on the young, it is indisputable that commencement addresses are wasted on young graduates. Sitting in a stuffy auditorium waiting to receive a parchment that marks the beginning of one’s student loan repayments is not the most conducive atmosphere for soaking up wisdom. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.27.16

MacArthur’s Thought Police Lane Davis and Milo Yiannopoulos, Capital Research Center A foundation helps Twitter and other social media enforce left-wing ideology. We Know What’s Solving Poverty Around the World Tori Whiting, The Daily Signal For nations all around the world, as well as right here at home, lawmakers struggle with how to achieve economic and social progress. Continue Reading...

Can Banks Disrupt the Payday Lending Business?

Since its inception in the 1990s, the payday lending industry has grown at an astonishing pace. Currently, there are about 22,000 payday lending locations — more than two for every Starbucks — that originate an estimated $27 billion in annual loan volume. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.26.16

Exclusive: Lawmakers Move to Make It Harder for IRS to Seize Money From Innocent People Melissa Quinn, The Daily Signal On the heels of the House Judiciary Committee’s legislation reforming federal civil forfeiture laws, House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam, R-Ill., and Rep. Continue Reading...

Explainer: What is Brexit, and Why Should You Care?

What is Brexit? British, Irish, and Commonwealth citizens will vote next month on the question “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” Brexit is merely the shorthand abbreviation for “British exit,” which refers to the UK leaving the European Union. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.25.16

When leaders cheat, followers … follow Glenn Harlan Reynolds, USA Today The trust that underlies a law-abiding society is rotting away thanks to double-dealing in Washington. A billion prices can’t be wrong Tim Hartford, The Undercover Economist ‘A “big data” approach to inflation is helping us understand the fundamental question of why recessions happen’ The number of new businesses in the US is falling off a cliff Michael J. Continue Reading...

5 Facts About China’s Cultural Revolution

This month mark the fiftieth anniversary of the China’s Cultural Revolution. Here are five facts you should know about one of the darkest times in modern human history: 1. The Cultural Revolution — officially known as the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution — was a social and political movement within China that attempted to eradicate all traces of traditional cultural elements and replace them with Mao Zedong Thought (or Maoism), a form of Marxist political theory based on the teachings of the Chinese political leader Mao Zedong, the Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of the People’s Republic of China.  Continue Reading...