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 02.25.16

An Economist’s Rational Road to Christianity Eric G. Falkenstein, Falkenblog In Christianity, the perfect is not the enemy of the good, because it assumes that all people are imperfect, that such is the crooked timber of humanity. Continue Reading...

Crossing the Waters of Freedom

“Although its roots are often attributed to Latin America, liberation theology was born in German schools of theology in the early twentieth century,” says Ismael Hernandez in this week’s Acton Commentary. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.24.16

“Libertarian but very pro-government”: the distinctive ideology of Silicon Valley Timonthy B. Lee, Vox If you’re used to thinking about politics along conventional left-right lines, the Silicon Valley ideology Ferenstein sketches might initially seem like a mass of contradictions — it’s simultaneously anti-regulation and pro-government, libertarian and pro-Obamacare. Continue Reading...

Why Protectionism Makes Americans Poorer

Yesterday, in my post about how Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders plan to raise taxes on the poor and working class, I promised to explain why it is not possible to “bring jobs back to America.” I realize today that explaining why jobs are lost to overseas competition is even more difficult than I had imagined. Continue Reading...

What is Crony Capitalism?

Here on the Acton PowerBlog we talk a lot about crony capitalism. But what exactly does the term mean? And why is it so bad? In this short video from Prager University, Jay Cost, a staff writer at The Weekly Standard, explains what it is, why it’s wrong, and proposes a solution that every society could benefit from. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.23.16

More Red Tape, More Income Inequality Jon Sanders, Carolina Journal The report, “How State Occupational Licensing Hinders Low-Income Entrepreneurship,” by Stephen Slivinski, uses research findings to argue that entrepreneurship can be a ladder out of poverty for low-income individuals as well as a boon to low-income neighborhoods. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 02.22.16

Who Has the Power? Lessons from ‘Poverty, Inc.’ Baylee Molloy, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics I recently watched a compelling documentary film called Poverty, Inc. by Michael Matheson Miller. Poverty, Inc. Continue Reading...