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 01.04.17

As minimum wage rises, some employers cut back Katie Johnston, Boston Globe Massachusetts has the highest state minimum wage in the country following the $1 increase to $11 an hour that went into effect Sunday, but campaigns are already underway here and across the country for the lowest-paid workers to earn much more. Continue Reading...

Explainer: What you should know about right-to-work laws

Shifts in the partisan composition of state legislatures during the recent election has made it likely that several states will be passing right-to-work bills in 2017. As Melissa Quinn of The Daily Signal notes, in Kentucky, Missouri, and New Hampshire, last month’s election resulted in a flip in party leadership in either governors’ mansions or state legislatures, which put previously defeated right-to-work legislation back on the table. Continue Reading...

A price is a signal wrapped up in an incentive

Note: This is post #15 in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. The price system allows for people with dispersed knowledge and information to coordinate global economic activity. The global production of roses, for example, reveals how the price system is emergent, and not the product of human design. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.03.17

The fate of religious freedom in the former USSR, 25 years after its collapse Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News When the Soviet Union was dissolved on Dec. 26, 1991, the future looked bright for faith groups. Continue Reading...

10 Things you should know about the minimum wage

The minimum wage increased yesterday in nineteen states across the U.S.: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Dakota, Vermont, and Washington. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.02.17

A US law meant to safeguard religious minorities abroad now covers atheists, too Neha Thirani Bagri, Quartz By updating an 18-year-old religious freedom law, the US Congress has for the first time taken steps to explicitly protect people who identify as atheists. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.30.16

The Morality of Banking in It’s a Wonderful Life Bourree Lam and Gillian B. White, The Atlantic In addition to its holiday cheesiness and religious moralizing, the 1946 classic touches on financial themes that remain painfully relevant. Continue Reading...

It’s time to kill the penny

Over the past twelve months there have been considerable discussions of monumental public policy issues.  But before 2016 ends we need to consider one more of (in)significant importance: what to do about the penny. Continue Reading...

Top 10 PowerBlog posts for 2016

As we come near to the end of another year, we want to thank readers of PowerBlog for reading, commenting, and sharing our posts over the past twelve months. If you’re a new reader we encourage you to catch up by checking out our top ten most popular posts for 2016: 1. Continue Reading...