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 04.23.19

Stable families and home ownership are the key to reducing poverty Patrick Spencer, CapX Owning a home is about so much more than just a rent-free financial asset. How the Invisible Hand of William Shakespeare Influenced Adam Smith Stuart Kells, Smithsonian Magazine Born more than 150 years apart, the two British luminaries each encountered rough receptions for their radical ideas Sorry Democrats, but Your Stars Are Socialists Rich Lowry, Politico The most compelling stars of the Democratic Party are self-described socialists. Continue Reading...

What you may not know about members of Congress

[Note: This is the first in an occasional series, Remedial Civics, which provides information on what you should have learned in school—but probably didn’t—about how the U.S. government works (or doesn’t).] The Congress of the United States is a bicameral legislature, which means that it is made up of two chambers, or houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives. Continue Reading...

Remedial civics for the rest of us

[Note: This is the introduction to an occasional series that provides information on what you should have learned in school—but probably didn’t—about how the U.S. government works (or why it doesn’t).] For most of my adult life I thought I knew how laws were made. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.22.19

The false choice between capitalism and saving the planet Oliver Wiseman, CapX Growth, innovation and development aren’t the problem. They are the solution. The strange endgame of protectionism Scott Sumner, EconLib Any policy that encourages the export of farm products also encourages the import of manufactured goods. Continue Reading...

When was the original Good Friday?

Embed from Getty Images   Today is Good Friday*, the religious holiday that commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Christians have celebrated the event for over two millennia. Continue Reading...

Why ‘national service’ is misguided nationalism

Earlier this week two presidential candidates made comments that how nationalism is dominating American politics. The first came when South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg told Rachel Maddow “national service will become one of the themes of [my] 2020 campaign.” He said he hopes to “make it, if not legally obligatory, then a social norm.” This in itself is not all that surprising since promoting national service is part of the Democrat Party platform: We believe in the power of national service to solve problems and break down barriers by bringing people of all backgrounds together in common purpose. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.18.19

Frédéric Bastiat on the Connection between Socialism, Communism, and Protectionism Tyler Brandt, FEE Bastiat’s words are just as true today as when he wrote them with a quill pen in 19th-century France. Continue Reading...