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

The Last Supper and new life

“Succumbing to despair is by definition never a winning strategy, which is why the story of Giorgio Vasari’s painting, ‘The Last Supper,’ resonated so strongly with me when I read it had been successfully restored,” says Rev. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.21.16

Stereotypes Are Poisoning American Politics William R. Easterly, Bloomberg View J.D. Vance calls on Appalachians to alter a “culture that increasingly encourages social decay.” To what Central Committee on Appalachian Culture is he appealing? Continue Reading...

Is ‘fair trade’ fair?

Most consumers have heard of fair-trade coffee, but have no idea how fair-trade actually works. In this video, economist Victor Claar covers the basics of the fair-trade model, and explores whether fair trade can deliver on its promises to help the poor. Continue Reading...

The economics of Bedford Falls (Part 3 of 3)

[Note: This is the final post in a series highlighting some of the financial aspects and broad economic lessons of Frank Capra’s holiday classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. You can find part one here and part two here.] Economist Don Boudreaux recently outlined ten foundational lessons that should be learned in every well-taught principles of economics course. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.20.16

Christians Who Pray to ‘St. Marx’ are Building the Next Gulag Rev. Hans Jacobse, The Stream The Tradinistas don’t understand Marx, but worse, they don’t understand their Christian faith either. When It Comes to Economic Mobility, Family Matters Israel Ortega, Opportunity Lives After nearly half a century spending trillions of dollars in the War on Poverty, the numbers show we’ve hardly made a dent. Continue Reading...

Explainer: Christmas 2016 by the Numbers

As the most widely observed cultural holiday in the world, Christmas produces many things—joy, happiness, gratitude, reverence. And numbers. Lots of peculiar, often large, numbers. Here are a few to contemplate this season: $50.82 – Average amount U.S. Continue Reading...

The economics of Bedford Falls (Part 2 of 3)

[Note: This is the second post in a series highlighting some of the financial aspects and broad economic lessons of Frank Capra’s holiday classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. You can find part one here.]  George’s Life Savings in a Life Insurance Policy George attempts to secure a loan from Potter based on his life insurance policy. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.19.16

EPA Finds No Widespread Water Pollution From Fracking Steve Everley, The Daily Signal A landmark report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, released earlier this month, finally puts that talking point to bed. Continue Reading...