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

How economics is like Christianity

Christianity is a very other-directed religion. It requires those of us who are Christians to love our neighbors as we love ourselves (Mark 12:31). We are even required to love our enemies and appeal to God on behalf of those who persecute us (Matthew 5:44). Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.10.19

Millions of College Students Are Going Hungry Adam Harris, The Atlantic A new government report highlights just how pervasive the problem is. Nearly Half of Workers Earn Less than $30,000 Barry Ritholtz, The Big Picture Astonishingly, 13% of workers make less than $5K, and nearly half, or 48%, take home $31,561 or less in net compensation (the dark red on our visual). Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.09.19

Is it OK for Congress to target Catholic groups? Jonathan S. Tobin, Jewish News Syndicate Senatorial attacks on the Knights of Columbus should alarm Jews who care about religious freedom, but so far, crickets from the organized Jewish world. Continue Reading...

How do we measure inflation?

Note: This is post #105 in a weekly video series on basic economics. Inflation is an average rise in prices. But how exactly is this average rise in prices measured? In this video by Marginal Revolution University, Alex Tabarrok explains how inflation in the United States can be measured using the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index (CPI)—a weighted average of the price increases. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.08.19

The Health of Nations J.D. Vance, National Review Conservatives should heed Tucker Carlson’s advice. We shouldn’t assume that what is good for markets is good for all of us. The Right Should Reject Tucker Carlson’s Victimhood Populism David French, National Review Carlson accurately identifies certain maladies, but they are maladies that public policy can’t cure. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 01.07.19

Economic Freedom Is a Proven Antidote to the Scourge of Human Trafficking Anthony B. Kim, FEE Advancing economic freedom should be an integral dimension of America’s leadership in leading global efforts to combat human trafficking. Continue Reading...