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

A ‘house of cards’ in Nicaragua

“When Nicaragua is in the news, it is usually bad news,” says Paul J. Bonicelli in this week’s Acton Commentary, “and so it is once again as it descends into another dynastic dictatorship.” The man currently building the latest family-run state is the incumbent president Daniel Ortega, although apparently the irony is lost on him since he led a socialist revolution 40 years ago to overthrow the previous dynasty. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.24.16

First Worldwide Meta-Analysis Proves the Benefits of School Choice Evan Smith, Opportunity Lives Now a new study, the first-ever worldwide meta-analysis on the benefits or faults of providing school choice in relation to student success, has shown Friedman’s ideas to be systematically accurate. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.23.16

Marriage Reduces Child Poverty, but Our Welfare System Penalizes Marriage Paul Draper, The Daily Signal According to a recently released study from the American Enterprise Institute, 82 percent of lower-middle-class families with young children face “marriage penalties” in the welfare system. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.22.16

Venezuela’s Road to Literal Serfdom Barry Brownstein, FEE The new idea of freedom “gave the socialists another word in common with the liberals and they exploited it to the full. Religious freedom advocates want US to put teeth into its rhetoric Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency Religious freedom advocates are praising the U.S. 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...

7 Figures: The 2016 poverty survey

The American Enterprise Institute and the Los Angeles Times have joined together to release a new survey of attitudes toward the poor, poverty, and welfare in the United States. Here are seven figures from the report you should know about: 1. Continue Reading...