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 01.17.19

Crony capitalism responsible for socialism’s new popularity Matthew D. Mitchell, Detroit News Because of crony capitalism, socialism has begun sounding more rational to voters. Microcredit was a hugely hyped solution to global poverty. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.16.19

California has a new plan to give a monthly check to low-income residents Eillie Anzilotti, Fast Company In his proposed budget for the state, California’s new governor plans to dramatically increase funding for the state’s tax credit program for low-income workers, and change up the way it’s delivered so people can get support year-round. Continue Reading...

Understanding the quantity theory of money

Note: This is post #106 in a weekly video series on basic economics. The quantity theory of money states that there is a direct relationship between the quantity of money in an economy and the level of prices of goods and services sold. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.15.19

In China, they’re closing churches, jailing pastors – and even rewriting scripture Lily Kuo, The Guardian China’s Communist party is intensifying religious persecution as Christianity’s popularity grows. A new state translation of the Bible will establish a ‘correct understanding’ of the text. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.14.19

Protestant Theology and Nations as Moral Communities Greg Forster, Law and Liberty Is Nationalism really a unique construction of Protestant theology as Yoram Hazony claims? How Cities Make Money by Fining the Poor Matthew Shaer, New York Times In many parts of America, like Corinth, Miss., judges are locking up defendants who can’t pay — sometimes for months at a time. Continue Reading...

Samuel Gregg: Bringing natural law to the nations

“If sovereign states ordered their domestic affairs in accordance with principles of natural law,” says Acton research director Samuel Gregg at Law & Liberty, “the international sphere would benefit greatly.” During periods of resurgent national feeling, it’s common for enthusiasts of liberal international order and human rights activists to begin emphasizing the importance of international law and the way they think it should guide and restrain the choices of nations. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.11.19

Trump signs law to pump $430 million into anti-human trafficking efforts Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service Nationwide efforts to confront human trafficking received a boost in the new year as President Donald Trump signed a bill reauthorizing federal expenditures for prevention and assistance programs across the federal government. Continue Reading...