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 05.16.17

Globalization’s ill effects have been wildly exaggerated Robert J. Samuelson, Washington Post Globalization has gotten a bad rap. The Trump White House associates it with all manner of economic evil, especially job loss. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 05.15.17

Kuyper and Pope Leo as Christian Thinkers Adam J. MacLeod, Public Discourse A new book highlights the shared anthropology and social thought of Abraham Kuyper and Pope Leo XIII without glossing over their differences. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 05.12.17

6 facts about U.S. mothers Pew Research Here are some key findings about American mothers and motherhood from Pew Research Center reports. Wegmans Among Businesses Putting Catholic Social Teaching to Good Use Peter Jesserer Smith, National Catholic Register Supermarket chain is one of a number of companies that are living out Church principles by putting the dignity of the person at the center of their business plans. Continue Reading...
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PowerLinks 05.11.17

Bring Back Free Market Environmentalism Lindsay Marchello, RealClearPolicy Many liberals believe the government is crucial for protecting the environment. But is government really the best means for achieving this goal? What Catholic Social Thought Teaches About Conservatism Stephen M. Continue Reading...
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The disordered soul of Frank Underwood

“Frank Underwood, masterfully played by the award-winning Kevin Spacey, embodies the corruption that so often attends to the pursuit of political power,” says Jordan Ballor in this week’s Acton Commentary, “and as the new season nears it’s worth looking back at where it all began for Francis and Claire Underwood.” In their review of the show’s first season, David Corbin and Alissa Wilkinson rightly observe that the example of Frank Underwood provides an important negative lesson about the need for faithful and faith-filled politicians. Continue Reading...

Understanding the President’s Cabinet: Attorney General

Note: This is post #16 in a weekly series of explanatory posts on the officials and agencies included in the President’s Cabinet. See the series introduction here. Dept. of Justice logo / DOJ.gov Cabinet position: Attorney General Department: Department of Justice Current Secretary: Jeff Sessions Succession: The Attorney General is seventh in the presidential line of succession. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 05.10.17

Occupational Licensing Doesn’t Protect Who You Think It Protects Jason Sorens, FEE Do occupational licensing laws protect you from unscrupulous and unqualified practitioners? Or do they just protect the current practitioners against new competition? Continue Reading...
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