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

Why do governments enact price controls?

Note: This is post #29 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. If price controls have negative consequences—and they do—then why do governments enact them? In this video by Marginal Revolution University, economist Alex Tabarrok looks at the example of President Nixon’s wage and price controls in the 1970s. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.18.17

Which State Sends Most Taxes To Dc? Hint: It’s Not A State Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press As Tax Day approaches, show some love for the good people who live in the nation’s capital. Continue Reading...

7 Figures: Restrictions on religion around the globe

Anew study by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation reports on the extent to which governments and societies around the world impinge on religious beliefs and practices. Here are seven figures you should know from the latest study on trends in religious hostilities: 1.  Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.17.17

Share of married Americans is falling, but they still pay most of the nation’s income taxes Anthony Cilluffo, Pew Research While the share of U.S. adults who are married has been falling steadily over the past 40 years, married people continue to earn most of the nation’s income and pay the vast majority of income taxes, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of IRS tax administration data. Continue Reading...

When was the original Good Friday?

Embed from Getty Images   Today is Good Friday*, the religious holiday that commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Christians have celebrated the event for over two millennia. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.14.17

Everything You Need to Know about Global Poverty Luis Pablo de la Horra, FEE No matter how you measure the living standards worldwide, the world has never been a better place in which to live. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.13.17

An Open Letter from 1,470 Economists on Immigration New American Economy The undersigned economists represent a broad swath of political and economic views. Among us are Republicans and Democrats alike. Some of us favor free markets while others have championed for a larger role for government in the economy. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.12.17

How Pope Francis is leading the Catholic Church against anti-migrant populism Anthony Faiola and Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Washington Post As politicians around the world including President Trump take an increasingly hard line on immigration, a powerful force is rallying to the side of migrants: the Roman Catholic Church led by Pope Francis. Continue Reading...