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

Who was St. Patrick?

Did St. Patrick really drive all the snakes out of Ireland? Was he ever canonized a saint? Was he even Irish? In this short video Timothy Paul Jones answers those questions and more. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.15.19

The woke corporation: how campus madness entered the workplace Toby Young, The Spectator Governments have always been vulnerable to forms of political craziness. What’s new is the behaviour of big business. Continue Reading...

How to make America smart again

Over the past week America has been fascinated and appalled by the latest college admissions cheating scandal. Much of the attention has been focused on the bribing of coaches to get kids into school with fake athletic credentials. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.14.19

Why “Free College” Will Do Little to Help Poorer Americans Richard Vedder, FEE A large portion of the beneficiaries of free college will be relatively affluent middle-class individuals. First Study on School Choice and Crime Reduction Holds Good News for Low-Income, Urban Students Joshua Nelson, The Daily Signal A first-of-its-kind paper on private school vouchers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, looks beyond student test scores and focuses on the impact the school choice vehicle has on crime reduction. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.13.19

Does Prosperity Trigger Calls for Socialism? Ira Stoll, Reason In good economic times, heightened inequality means that class tensions are heightened, as soaring visible wealth stokes envy and resentment. Championing Mankind at the Expense of Real Human Beings Juliana Geran Pilon, Law and Liberty Daniel Mahoney on why substituting “the love of Humanity for the love of God” has had such inhumane consequences. Continue Reading...

Game of Theories: The Monetarists

Note: This is post #114 in a weekly video series on basic economics. A monetarist is an economist who holds the strong belief that the economy’s performance is determined almost entirely by changes in the money supply. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.12.19

The Economic Consequences of John Maynard Keynes Samuel Gregg, Law and Liberty The book which propelled John Maynard Keynes to fame 100 years ago continues, for better or worse, to shape our world today. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 03.11.19

Putting Adam Smith Back Together Samuel Gregg, Public Discourse The choices underlying marketplace transactions are more complicated and less narrowly self-regarding than we often suppose. By returning to the full corpus of Adam Smith’s writings, we can escape economistic conceptions of human beings and enhance our understanding of how market economies actually work. Continue Reading...