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

Alabama Church Pays Off Payday Loans

About twenty years ago I made some terrible choices and found myself in a serious financial bind. The amount I needed wasn’t much — about $200 — but without it I wouldn’t have been able to pay my rent. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.08.16

An Unjust Law Is No Law at All Lawrence W. Reed, FEE Augustine argued that a rational creature made in God’s image was meant to have dominion over nature, not over fellow men. Continue Reading...

Donald Trump and Milton Friedman Debate Free Trade

If it wasn’t for Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump would win the title of most economically illiterate presidential candidate in the short history of the twenty-first century. A prime example of why he’d earn this ignoble title is Trump’s opposition to free trade — a position which, not surprisingly, he shares with Sanders. Continue Reading...

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...