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

The FAQs: China’s ‘One-Child’ Policy

What was China’s “one-child” policy? In an attempt to limit population growth, China implemented a policy in the late 1970s that forbid families from having more than one child (there were, however, no penalties for multiple births, such as twins or triplets). Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.04.15

Outdated Regulations Keep These Entrepreneurial Women From Starting Their Own Businesses Carrie Sheffield, Opportunity Lives Bell’s plight is part of a nationwide problem: onerous occupational licensing, which Opportunity Lives has documented, is a problem in communities across the country, especially in communities of color and low-income areas. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.03.15

Michael Matheson Miller on Poverty, Inc Russ Roberts, EconTalk Michael Matheson Miller of the Acton Institute and the Director of the documentary Poverty, Inc., talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his award-winning documentary on the barriers facing the poor around the world It takes four days to officially start a business in New York—and 101 days in Sao Paulo Ashley Rodriguez, Quartz Starting a business is never easy. Continue Reading...

The Most Important Essay in Economics

Imagine you receive an email from the Secretary of Education saying that you’ve been randomly selected for a test pilot program. In an attempt to democratize the educational system, 20 citizens have been selected to develop a curriculum that will be added as a graduation requirement for every high school student in America. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 11.02.15

The Poverty Cure: Get Married William A. Galston, Wall Street Journal Black children bear the brunt of single parenthood’s harms. The Value in Teaching the Bible in Prison Jerome Copulsky, The Atlantic Programs that give inmates access to education work—and matter. Continue Reading...

5 Facts About Christian Persecution

Sunday is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, an annual day to put special emphasis on praying for the persecuted Church. In preparation for the observance, here are five facts you should know about Christian persecution around the globe: 1. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 10.30.15

5 Ways Western Christians Can Help Persecuted Christians David Curry, OnFaith Let persecuted Christians around the world know they are not alone and not forgotten. What Is Reformation Day? Stephen Nichols, Ligonier Ministries A single event on a single day changed the world. Continue Reading...

What Christians Should Know About Consumption

Note: This is the latest entry in the Acton blog series, “What Christians Should Know About Economics.” For other entries in the series see this post. The Term: Consumption What it means: Consumption is the use of goods and services by households. Continue Reading...