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

How to Understand GDP

What is Gross Domestic Product (GDP)? The definition is rather straightforward: GDP is the market value of all finished goods and services, produced within a country in a year. But that’s not very useful in trying to understand the concept. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.11.16

Americans Name Economy, Government as Top Problems Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup The economy and dissatisfaction with the government, two issues regularly at the top of Gallup’s monthly most important problem list, rank as Americans’ top issues in March. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.10.16

Capitalism Is Feeding a Hungry World Chelsea German, FEE The ghost of Malthus haunts our public discourse. Michigan Corporate Welfare’s Secret Giveaway: $1 Billion in 2016 James M. Hohman, Mackinac Center According to the latest revenue estimates, Michigan state government expects to pay out $1.03 billion this fiscal year to companies awarded refundable business tax credits under programs that were repealed in 2011. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.09.16

Where Children Rarely Escape Poverty Emily Deruy and Janie Boschma , The Atlantic Charlotte, North Carolina, ranks low on upward mobility, but the city is trying to make the American Dream more accessible. Continue Reading...

Alabama Church Pays Off Payday Loans

About twenty years ago I made some terrible choices and found myself in a serious financial bind. The amount I needed wasn’t much — about $200 — but without it I wouldn’t have been able to pay my rent. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.08.16

An Unjust Law Is No Law at All Lawrence W. Reed, FEE Augustine argued that a rational creature made in God’s image was meant to have dominion over nature, not over fellow men. Continue Reading...

Donald Trump and Milton Friedman Debate Free Trade

If it wasn’t for Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump would win the title of most economically illiterate presidential candidate in the short history of the twenty-first century. A prime example of why he’d earn this ignoble title is Trump’s opposition to free trade — a position which, not surprisingly, he shares with Sanders. Continue Reading...