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 08.22.19

The Problem of Immoral Choices in the Marketplace Murray N. Rothbard, Mises Wire Mises states, quite rightly, that anyone who advocates governmental dictation over one area of individual consumption must logically come to advocate complete totalitarian dictation over all choices. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.21.19

Edmund Burke, Free Marketeer Kai Weiss, The American Conservative Big-government conservatives should try actually reading him before they claim him as their own. Two Big Ways American Consumers Benefit from Trade With China Art Carden, FEE In a recent study, economists Liang Bai and Sebastian Stumpner analyze price data from the Nielsen Homescan panel to estimate the effects of trade with China on American consumers. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.20.19

Currency and the Common Good Peter J. Leithart, First Things In Christianity, profit doesn’t shatter a closed cosmos because the cosmos was never closed to begin with. The High Cost of Occupational Licensing Antony Sammeroff, Mises Institute Many policies can end up having the opposite effect from what is intended. Continue Reading...

Has the purpose of corporations changed?

In his influential 1962 book Capitalism and Freedom economist Milton Friedman promoted the position of shareholder primacy by declaring that a corporation has no real “social responsibility” to the public, since its only concern is to increase profits for the shareholders. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.19.19

Should Environmental Concerns Be a Major Priority for a Christian Business Owner? Jeremy Weber, Christianity Today Experts weigh in from the Lausanne Movement’s Global Workplace Forum. How One Entrepreneur Is Waging War on Poverty in Africa Brittany Hunter, FEE For Senegalese-born Magatte Wade, her passion for business is driven by her desire to demonstrate firsthand the role entrepreneurship plays in creating prosperity. Continue Reading...

Book Review: A brief primer on the ideas of Milton Friedman

The Book: Milton Friedman: A concise guide to the ideas and influence of the free-market economist by Eamonn Butler The Gist: As the subtitle suggests, this short book provides a concise overview of the ideas and influence of the late economist, Milton Friedman The Quote: “[T]he supporters of tariffs treat it as self-evident that the creation of jobs is a desirable end, in and of itself, regardless of what the persons employed do. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.16.19

The Economy Is about More than Money Greg Forster, Crossway The economy is not just money. It’s the complex system of choices we make about all our resources (including money), all our time, and all our standing in the eyes of others. Continue Reading...

Mass shootings and the vocation of hero

If you wonder why there are so many mass shootings in America lately you might start by asking why you don’t know the name of Leo Johnson. Seven years ago today, Johnson, the operations manager for Family Research Council (FRC) was temporarily manning the front desk at the organization’s Washington, DC headquarters when a terrorist entered with a handgun and 100 rounds of ammunition. Continue Reading...