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 06.14.19

How the US Is Promoting Religious Liberty Around the World Daniel Davis, The Daily Signal Around the world, religious liberty remains under threat. In China, a million Uighurs Muslims are now in internment camps—and it’s not the only nation where there’s no true freedom of religion. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.13.19

How Adam Smith became a (surprising) hero to conservative economists Glory M. Liu, Aeon Whatever your political leanings, one thing is clear: Smith speaks on both sides of a longstanding debate about the fundamental values of modern market-oriented society. Continue Reading...

How the Tea Party became a statist-populist movement

“People are tired of the nanny state and the growth of government, tired of having our money basically robbed,” said a demonstrator at a tea party rally in 2009. “[We] want to return to constitutional form of government, limited government that allows people to be free and independent.” “I think it’s only a matter of time before these people quit carrying signs and start doing something else,” said Ed McQueen, an Ohio resident who attended a rally in Chicago. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.12.19

Thank Christianity, Not Secularism, for Religious Liberty Casey Chalk, The American Conservative The First Amendment’s origins can be found in the early Church, not the Enlightenment. Socialism Will Always Destroy Democracy Jack H. Continue Reading...

Introduction to fiscal policy

Note: This is post #124 in a weekly video series on basic economics. What is fiscal policy? As economist Tyler Cowen explains, it’s a government’s policies on taxes, spending, and borrowing. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.11.19

Who Occupational Licensing Hurts the Most Marlo Safi, National Review The Council of Economic Advisors has found that licensing creates substantial costs, makes entry-level jobs even more difficult to access, and aren’t in sync with the skills needed to perform the job. Continue Reading...