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 most important economic chart in Western civilization

James Pethokoukis of AEI says this is the most important economic chart in Western civilization. I completely agree. The concept is so important that no student should receive a passing grade in any economics class—whether in high school or college—unless they can explain why economic growth matters (ideally, every educated Christian would be able to do so too since it has theological implications). Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.05.19

The Point of Kuyperian Pluralism Jonathan Chaplin, Comment Facing exploitative capitalism and overweening statism, Kuyper’s vision of pluralism should still inspire Christians today. You’re Not Pushing Paper Across A Desk. You’re Saving the World. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.04.19

Five things I learned about envy in politics Laura Seay, Washington Post Why do some people seem to vote against their economic interests? Why do politicians enact policies that seem contrary to the interests of the people who vote for them? Continue Reading...

What would life be like without capitalism?

The Fund for American Studies has a superb It’s a Wonderful Life-style video about life without capitalism. The video not only shows what life would be like if we banned free enterprise (i.e., a lot like Soviet Russia) but also makes the point that when you lose economic freedom you lose other freedoms too. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.03.19

A Theology of Financial Independence Sawyer Nyquist, Fathom Being financially free has its virtues, but it also has its vices. What’s Wrong with Protectionism? Mercatus Center Answering common objections to free trade. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 09.02.19

History of Labor Day U.S. Department Of Labor On September 2, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor celebrates and honors the greatest worker in the world – the American worker. Labor Day 2019 is the 125th anniversary of Labor Day being celebrated as a national holiday. Continue Reading...

In praise of ‘garbagemen’

When I was twelve my family lived on a small, dry piece of land in rural Texas. Since we lived far outside of any city limits, we couldn’t rely on services like water (we had a well), sewage (we had a septic tank), or sanitation (we had a 12-year-old boy and a 50-gallon burn barrel). Continue Reading...