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 02.24.16

“Libertarian but very pro-government”: the distinctive ideology of Silicon Valley Timonthy B. Lee, Vox If you’re used to thinking about politics along conventional left-right lines, the Silicon Valley ideology Ferenstein sketches might initially seem like a mass of contradictions — it’s simultaneously anti-regulation and pro-government, libertarian and pro-Obamacare. Continue Reading...

Why Protectionism Makes Americans Poorer

Yesterday, in my post about how Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders plan to raise taxes on the poor and working class, I promised to explain why it is not possible to “bring jobs back to America.” I realize today that explaining why jobs are lost to overseas competition is even more difficult than I had imagined. Continue Reading...

What is Crony Capitalism?

Here on the Acton PowerBlog we talk a lot about crony capitalism. But what exactly does the term mean? And why is it so bad? In this short video from Prager University, Jay Cost, a staff writer at The Weekly Standard, explains what it is, why it’s wrong, and proposes a solution that every society could benefit from. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.23.16

More Red Tape, More Income Inequality Jon Sanders, Carolina Journal The report, “How State Occupational Licensing Hinders Low-Income Entrepreneurship,” by Stephen Slivinski, uses research findings to argue that entrepreneurship can be a ladder out of poverty for low-income individuals as well as a boon to low-income neighborhoods. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.22.16

Who Has the Power? Lessons from ‘Poverty, Inc.’ Baylee Molloy, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics I recently watched a compelling documentary film called Poverty, Inc. by Michael Matheson Miller. Poverty, Inc. Continue Reading...

How Geography Affects Economic Growth

The continent of Africa has so much space that you could fit most of the United States, China, India, and a lot of Europe onto it. But if you compare Africa to Europe, Europe has two to three times the length of coastline that Africa has. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.19.16

Little Sisters Of The Poor Prepare To Defend Themselves Before The Supreme Court The Federalist Little Sisters of the Poor are making their case to the public by launching a new website as they prepare to take their legal battle to the Supreme Court. Continue Reading...

Rev. Sirico to Appear on Hannity to Discuss Pope Francis-Donald Trump Spat

Earlier today Pope Francis, while answering a question about Donald Trump’s views on immigration, said that anyone who wants to build a wall isn’t a Christian. Trump responded by saying, “for a religious leader to question someone’s faith is disgraceful” adding, “If ISIS attacks the Vatican, which is their ultimate trophy, I bet the Pope would wish Donald Trump was president.” Rev. Continue Reading...