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 the Tea Party became a statist-populist movement

“People are tired of the nanny state and the growth of government, tired of having our money basically robbed,” said a demonstrator at a tea party rally in 2009. “[We] want to return to constitutional form of government, limited government that allows people to be free and independent.” “I think it’s only a matter of time before these people quit carrying signs and start doing something else,” said Ed McQueen, an Ohio resident who attended a rally in Chicago. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.12.19

Thank Christianity, Not Secularism, for Religious Liberty Casey Chalk, The American Conservative The First Amendment’s origins can be found in the early Church, not the Enlightenment. Socialism Will Always Destroy Democracy Jack H. Continue Reading...

Introduction to fiscal policy

Note: This is post #124 in a weekly video series on basic economics. What is fiscal policy? As economist Tyler Cowen explains, it’s a government’s policies on taxes, spending, and borrowing. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.11.19

Who Occupational Licensing Hurts the Most Marlo Safi, National Review The Council of Economic Advisors has found that licensing creates substantial costs, makes entry-level jobs even more difficult to access, and aren’t in sync with the skills needed to perform the job. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.07.19

Tariffs Adding up to an Historic Tax Increase Alison Acosta Winters, National Review Taken together, all the president’s tariffs add up to the largest tax hike in post-World War II history as Bryan Riley and Demian Brady write at the National Taxpayers Union. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about the Nineteenth Amendment

This week marks the centennial anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Here are five facts you should know about women’s suffrage and the amendment: 1. The 19th Amendment doesn’t directly mention women. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 06.06.19

Why a Former CEO Says Capitalism, Not Socialism, Encourages Morality Daniel Davis, The Daily Signal Andy Puzder wants young Americans to understand that socialism isn’t just ineffective, but is morally inferior to capitalism. Continue Reading...