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

3 Modern Economic Lessons from an Ancient Tax on Windows

King William III of England needed money, so in 1696 he decided to implement a new property tax. To make sure the tax was progressive (i.e., affected the rich more than the poor), the parliament devised a seemingly clever idea: they’d use the number of windows as an index for the value of a house. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.09.15

Welfare Isn’t Dead Thomas Main, City Journal Many eligible and truly needy families don’t apply for TANF, as a new book inadvertently demonstrates. Mobility and Money in U.S. States: The Marriage Effec W. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.08.15

Europe’s End-of-History Dream Dies Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest Still obscure to most European elites (and to their American counterparts) is the understanding that neither the values nor the liberties of liberal civilization can long flourish if the religious and spiritual foundations of that civilization are allowed to decay, and are treated with scorn and neglect by society’s leaders. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.07.15

A Lodestar of Religious Liberty Arne Panula, Wall Street Journal Dignitatis Humanae confirmed in 1965 a basic human right that today is under assault. Shifts in family, work, and government support have changed the face of deep poverty in the US Angela Rachidi, AEI Ideas A new study by researchers at Columbia University analyzed deep poverty in the United States from 1968 to 2011. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 12.04.15

A Unique Moment in History Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Huffington Post As the world’s expectations rise, our prayer is that political leadership will also rise to the occasion. From November 30 to December 11, 2015, the COP 21 meeting in Paris is a unique historical moment, a critical opportunity to make the right choice. Continue Reading...