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

Does the equilibrium model work in the real world?

Note: This is the seventh post in a weekly video series on basic microeconomics. In previous videos in this series from Marginal Revolution University we learned how prices reach equilibrium and how the market works like an invisible hand coordinating economic activity. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.25.16

Trade Barriers Hurt More People Than You Think Robert Higgs, FEE Depriving American consumers of opportunities to purchase goods that suit them better than domestic alternatives causes them harm. Faith, economic freedom and innovation in the Latin world Ricardo Luna, Washington Times According to the United Nations, since the year 2000, cooperation between government, business and civil society (including churches) has resulted in the greatest progress in the eradication of poverty. Continue Reading...

5 innovations that fight poverty

“Billions of souls have been able to pull themselves out of poverty,” says Arthur Brooks, “thanks to five incredible innovations: globalization, free trade, property rights, the rule of law and entrepreneurship.” By the way, these five things were all made possible by the historically anomalous peace after World War II that resulted from America’s global diplomatic and military presence. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.24.16

Socialism Kills More Babies than War Chelsea Follett, FEE Recent reports that infants now die at a higher rate in Venezuela than in war-torn Syria were, sadly, unsurprising – the results of socialist economics are predictable. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.21.16

How the Free Market Helps Combat Racial Discrimination Walter E. Williams, The Daily Signal Racists cannot trust free markets to racially discriminate. Free markets, with their dispersion of power, have little respect for race. Continue Reading...

C. S. Lewis on selfishness vs. self-interest

C.S. Lewis wrote much about the tension between self-interest and selfishness, offering renewed clarity on these topics, says Art Lindsley. To Lewis, there is a huge difference between self-interest and selfishness, and there is a proper place for self-interest in our lives: When Lewis first came to faith, he did not think about eternal life, but focused on enjoying God in this life. Continue Reading...