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

Price Controls and Communism

Note: This is post #30 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. What happens when price controls are used in communist countries? As Alex Tabarrok explains, all of the effects of price controls become amplified: there are even more shortages or surpluses of goods, lower product quality, longer lines and more search costs, more losses in gains from trade, and more misallocation of resources. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.25.17

Originalism and the Future of Religious Freedom Kurt T. Lash, Library of Law and Liberty For historians seeking the original meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment, few issues are trickier than the question of national religious liberty. Continue Reading...

Humans care about economic fairness, not economic inequality

Embed from Getty Images   A new study published in the science journal Nature Human Behaviour finds that in most situation people are unconcerned about economic inequality as long as distributions of wealth are fair: There is immense concern about economic inequality, both among the scholarly community and in the general public, and many insist that equality is an important social goal. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.24.17

Does the United States Belong on Persecution Lists? Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Christianity Today Should the US be included on such lists? Here’s how experts weighed in. Is It Okay To Ban Nonprofits From Tax-Funded Programs Solely Because They’re Religious? Continue Reading...

Explainer: What you should know about Earth Day?

What is Earth Day? Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.21.17

The Supreme Court can deliver a pivotal win for school choice Frederick M. Hess and Grant Addison, AEI What started as a playground scuffle might well lead to a school-choice knockout. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.20.17

Hike in minimum wage prompts more closings of San Francisco restaurants Sean Higgins, Washington Examiner San Francisco’s higher minimum wage is causing an increasing number of restaurants to go out of business even before it is fully phased in, a new study by the Harvard Business School found. Continue Reading...