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 03.07.16

Teddy Roosevelt Still Hurts Farmers Today, Property Rights Advocate Says Kevin Mooney, The Daily Signal American farmers haven’t had the benefit of operating under a free market system since the early 20th century, property rights advocate Joel Salatin says. Continue Reading...

The Hockey Stick of Human Prosperity

Since the era of Adam Smith economists have been asking, “What creates wealth?” One key answer is specialization and trade. On a timeline of human history, the recent rise in standards of living resembles a hockey stick — flatlining for all of human history and then skyrocketing in just the last few centuries. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.04.16

Senate Energy Bill Will Only Increase Government Cronyism Nicolas Loris, The Daily Signal Do we need a national energy plan? Many politicians think so. In fact, the Senate is considering a massive new energy bill that’s more than 400 pages long. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.03.16

How To Redirect Today’s Socialism And Fascism Towards Limited Government Rachel Lu, The Federalist In the midst of the nightmare, we might take comfort in this silver lining: if we wake up, there may still be a path forward. Continue Reading...

Pope Francis, Donald Trump and the Problem of Populism

“What would happen when these populisms collide at the first Francis-Trump summit?” asks Kishore Jayabalan in this week’s Acton Commentary. “We may shudder at the thought, but if Catholicism and strident nationalism are indeed so opposed, we may be left waiting for another St. Continue Reading...

Should Christians Help Kill the $100 Bill?

What if there was an easy-to-implement government policy that would hardly affect ordinary people but would make it substantially more difficult for criminals — from drug dealers to terrorists to human traffickers — to carry out their illicit trade? Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.02.16

Are Working Class Gripes Real, Or Exaggerated? Joy Pullmann, The Federalist If you just look in economic terms, America’s bottom third has it better than 99 percent of people in world history. Continue Reading...