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

We hate politics and the media because they lower our status

“I have a simple hypothesis,” writes economist Tyler Cowen. “No matter what the media tells you their job is, the feature of media that actually draws viewer interest is how media stories either raise or lower particular individuals in status.” Cowen believes this explains why people “get so teed off” at the media: The status ranking of individuals implied by a particular media source is never the same as yours, and often not even close. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.21.16

Are American Christians Really ‘Persecuted’? K.A. Ellis, Christianity Today If our overseas brothers and sisters say we are, then we probably are. Child Poverty Has Plummeted in the Last 20 Years—Here’s Why Daniel Huizinga, Opportunity Lives A new report by the Manhattan Institute’s Scott Winship shows child poverty has actually declined substantially over 20 years. Continue Reading...

Will free exercise of religion survive as a legal concept?

Is the ultimate repository of authority and control human or divine? While that is a religious question, how we answer has profound ramifications on policy and law. In fact, as Marc Degirolami notes, the answer may determine whether free exercise of religion can survive as a legal concept: Continue Reading...

How to understand the demand curve

Note: This is the second post in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. To demonstrate how much of a good or service people are willing to buy at different prices, economists often use a graph called the demand curve. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.20.16

Pope Francis says corruption as addictive as drugs Inés San Martín, Crux “Corruption produces addiction, and it generates poverty, exploitation, suffering. And how many victims there are in the world today!” Pope Francis said on Sunday, returning to an anti-corruption theme that’s been a cornerstone of his social teaching from the beginning. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.19.16

Why we need a new focus on work Angela Rachidi, AEI Our government programs should help more people become self-sufficient. But to do this, more people need to work. Genocide of Christians by ISIS a reality we can’t ignore Father Matthew Schneider, Crux Looking at the long-term history and percentages eliminated, the persecution of Assyrian Christians alone seems comparable to the Holocaust during World War II, yet when was the last time you heard about it in society or in the media? Continue Reading...

5 Facts About the U.S. Constitution

Tomorrow is Constitution Day, a holiday celebrated in America every year on September 17, the anniversary of the day the framers signed the document. Here are five facts you should know about the U.S. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.16.16

Nearly half of America’s black-owned businesses were launched in the last 5 years The Week African-Americans owned just 2.1 percent of the nation’s companies in 2014, despite making up 12 percent of the population, according to the U.S. Continue Reading...