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

What the flu can teach us about economics

Note: This is post #37 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. What can the flu teach us about economics? In this video, Alex Tabarrok of Marginal Revolution University explains how vaccines produce positive externalities that help people stay healthy. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.13.17

Christians faced widespread harassment in 2015, but mostly in Christian-majority countries Katayoun Kishi, Pew Research Christians were harassed by governments or social groups in a total of 128 countries in 2015 – more countries than any other religious group, according to the report. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 06.09.17

Venezuela cardinal says Socialist regime leaves people ‘cruelly repressed’ Inés San Martín, Crux Ahead of a Thursday meeting with Pope Francis as part of the country’s bishops’ conference, one of Venezuela’s cardinals told Crux that the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro is leaving its people “cruelly repressed” and that any dialogue not aimed at forcing the government to accept new elections is a sham. Continue Reading...
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5 Facts about infrastructure

President Trump has designated this week as “Infrastructure Week,” a time dedicated to “addressing America’s crumbling infrastructure.” Here are five facts you should know about America’s infrastructure. 1. The Federal government has defined infrastructure as the framework of interdependent networks and systems comprising identifiable industries, institutions (including people and procedures), and distribution capabilities that provide a reliable flow of products and services essential to the defense and economic security of the United States, the smooth functioning of governments at all levels, and society as a whole. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.08.17

Majority in US Still Say Religion Can Answer Most Problems Art Swift, Gallup A slim majority of Americans (55%) say religion can answer all or most of today’s problems. Although this percentage has declined substantially over time, it has been relatively stable over the past year and a half and is up from the all-time low of 51% in May 2015. Continue Reading...
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Understanding the President’s Cabinet: Director of National Intelligence

Note: This is post #20 in a weekly series of explanatory posts on the officials and agencies included in the President’s Cabinet. See the series introduction here. Cabinet position: Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Department:  Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) Current Director: Dan Coats Department Mission: “The core mission of the ODNI is to lead the IC in intelligence integration, forging a community that delivers the most insightful intelligence possible. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.07.17

A Biblical Myth at the Origin of Smith’s The Wealth of Nations Jordan Ballor, Moral Markets There is a subset of scholarly literature that asserts that the title of Adam Smith’s famous work, The Wealth of Nations, is an allusion to passages from the Bible, such as Isaiah 60:5. Continue Reading...
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