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 11.02.16

Tradinistas: A Weird Rewrite of The Lord of the Flies Angelo Codevilla, The Stream This essay is part of a series examining how American religious, economic, and political freedom are compatible with Christian views of a good society. Continue Reading...

Understanding elasticity of Demand

Note: This is the eighth post in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. Prices can have an effect on the demand of goods and services. But how much does quantity demanded change when prices changes? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.01.16

A Little-Noticed Fact About Trade: It’s No Longer Rising Binyamin Appelbaum, New York Times The constant flow of goods from Asia to the United States was briefly interrupted last month after Hanjin, the South Korean shipping line, filed for bankruptcy, stranding several dozen of its cargo ships on the high seas. Continue Reading...

Do the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes?

During her presidential campaign, Sec. Hillary Clinton has repeatedly said she’d implement a tax system in which the wealthy “pay their fair share in taxes.” Expecting the rich to pay what is “fair” is not asking to much of them. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.31.16

5 Facts about Reformation Day Joe Carter, ERLC While most people know today as Halloween, for millions of Christians October 31 is also Reformation Day. Here are five facts about the Protestant holiday. Continue Reading...

Immigrants: Don’t vote for what you fled!

Many of America’s immigrants fled nations that were ruined by corrupt politicians and failed government policies. So why, asks Gloria Alvarez, “do you support the same policies in the U.S. that caused you to flee your home country?” Alvarez, Project Director at the National Civic Movement of Guatemala, says that what makes the United States different from her home country of Guatemala is the “unique American belief in limited government” that leads to greater individual freedom and personal responsibility. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.28.16

How Evangelicals Could Help Fix the Supreme Court Joe Carter, TGC American evangelicals have a Supreme Court problem. But it’s not the problem you might assume. What I didn’t learn in business school Ken Eldred, Washington Times Armed with Stanford undergraduate and MBA degrees and a fairly new Christian faith, I founded a business in the mid-1970s with $5,000 and a grocery bag of computer connector parts. Continue Reading...

The case for faith and a free market

“In modern times, more and more Americans have unwittingly relinquished their freedoms and self-determination to career politicians,” says Daniel Garza, president and chairman of The LIBRE Institute. “Millions have ceded their fate to a raft of government programs and entitlements administered by a powerful central government.” Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.27.16

Why Calvin Had Good News for the Poor Matthew J. Tuininga, TGC When John Calvin became pastor in Geneva, most Protestant churches didn’t have deacons responsible for caring for the poor. Continue Reading...