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 02.05.16

Capitalism Promotes Equality Barry Brownstein, The Freeman In 1900, Americans spent approximately 50 percent of their household income on food and clothing; today, we spend closer to 20 percent. Today, fresh produce from all over the world, not even available to a king a century ago, awaits common consumers when they enter the supermarket. Continue Reading...

No, Jesus Was Not a Socialist

The resurgence of socialism in America, especially among the young, seems to be based on a widespread form of wishful thinking and historical ignorance. Most people who support Bernie Sanders, for instance, do not realize that most of his ideas have been tried already—and discarded as unworkable. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.04.16

How GMOs Could Help Biodiversity The American Interest By modifying the genes of plants, scientists have discovered ways to make food crops more resilient to drought and pestilence, and to increase crop yields, to boot. Continue Reading...

Lessons of the Flint Water Crisis

“As all the media attention attests, the sad story of Flint is not limited to itself,” says Kishore Jayabalan in this week’s Acton Commentary. “The entitlement mentality is like a drug ruining not just American cities but spreading to the country as a whole. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.03.16

How School Choice Could Improve Life for Teachers Mary Clare Reim, The Daily Signal While it’s often easy to see the success school choice programs have on students, what’s often missing from this conversation is the acknowledgment that teachers are also empowered by school choice. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.02.16

Political Action and the Primacy of the Good Daniel J. Mahoney, City Journal The theological-political reflection of Pierre Manent. The Rise Of The ‘God Gap’ Anne Pluta, FiveThirtyEight The best predictor of vote choice, according to work by political scientists Robert Putnam of Harvard and David Campbell of Notre Dame, is religiosity, not religious affiliation; Putnam and Campbell call it the “God gap.” Don’t be fooled: Iowa evangelicals of media fame do not represent the nation’s evangelicals Collin Hansen, Washington Post Another four years have passed. Continue Reading...

This is No Time to Panic

Today is the official start of the primary season, which which means it’s also the time when many people officially shift into political panic mode. A lot of us are in a panic, fearing that Western civilization — or at least America’s future — is at stake and that something must be done quickly to avert disaster. Continue Reading...