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

Understanding the President’s Cabinet: Director of the CIA

Note: This is the post #23 in a weekly series of explanatory posts on the officials and agencies included in the President’s Cabinet. See the series introduction here. Cabinet position: Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (D/CIA) (Note: This office became a cabinet-level position in February 2017.) Department:  Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Current Director: Mike Pompeo Department Mission: “Preempt threats and further U.S. Continue Reading...

What if there were no profits?

Like many oth­ers, Pope Francis fails to see the good of profit, says Dylan Pahman in this week’s Acton Commentary. There is a false dichotomy here between profits and poverty. Stock markets measure company value, which is related to profit but not the same, and people can idolize that. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.05.17

Forgive Us Our Debts: How Christian College Grads Pay the Price Kate Shellnutt, Christianity Today Evangelical schools work to capture the real cost of student loans. Work and Incentives John H. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 07.03.17

The Market Is Necessary, but Not Sufficient, for Virtue William Reddinger, FEE Virtue must come primarily from outside the marketplace. How the Supreme Court Trampled on Private Property Rights in a Recent Decision Alden Abbott, The Daily Signal In last week’s decision in Murr v. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 06.30.17

Married Parents: One Way to Reduce Child Poverty W. Bradford Wilcox, Family Studies The economic value of marriage for children should not be underestimated. The Danger of “Public” Education Murray N. Continue Reading...
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How God makes a smartphone

“Everybody has a cell phone,” Steve Jobs told John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Pixar, “but I don’t know one person who likes their cell phone.” The frustrated CEO of Apple decided to do something about the problem, which lead to one of the greatest products of the modern age. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.29.17

How Hip-Hop Is Teaching High Schoolers About the Free Market Walter E. Williams, The Daily Signal An innovative high school teacher in Wilmington, Delaware, is using rap to teach students the principles of economics. Continue Reading...
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Understanding the President’s Cabinet: OMB Director

Note: This is the post #22 in a weekly series of explanatory posts on the officials and agencies included in the President’s Cabinet. See the series introduction here.   Cabinet position: Director of the Office of Management and Budget Department:  Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Current Director: Mick Mulvaney Department Mission: “The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) serves the President of the United States in overseeing the implementation of his vision across the Executive Branch. Continue Reading...