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 08.02.19

Pete Buttigieg Calls Opponents Of A $15 Minimum Wage ‘So-called Christians’ Joshua Lawson, The Federalist The failed economic policies put forth by Pete Buttigieg hurt the same poor he wants to help. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about food stamp programs

Last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed a measure it claims will close a loophole that allows states to make participants receiving minimal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits automatically eligible to participate in USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.01.19

Helping the Needy: What’s the Christian Thing to Do? Lawrence W. Reed, FEE Would Jesus, his apostles, or anyone of authority in the early Church approve of socialism? Elizabeth Warren threatens a lose-lose US trade policy Oliver Wiseman, CapX By toxifying protectionism, it looks like the President has detoxified trade. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.31.19

World Bank Study Finds That Deregulation Reduces Extreme Poverty Craig Eyermann, The Beacon National Service Is a Terrible Idea Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic John Delaney’s plan amounts to forced labor. What’s Exceptional About American Exceptionalism? Continue Reading...

Why do we hate whistleblowers?

Americans claim to hate fraud and corruption. Yet we also tend to despise and discourage those who “snitch” and expose such crimes. How do we reconcile these contradictory positions? Today is “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day,” an observance to celebrate people who come forward to raise the alarm about a problem within government or a public organization. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.30.19

Communism and Catholicism Are Not Compatible Nora Sullivan, CNS News Just as Communism is actively opposed to Christianity, so is Catholicism opposed to communism both in practice and in theory. Capitalism Isn’t the Reason We’re Unhappy Ryan McMaken, Mises Wire Doctrinaire anti-capitalists have now branched out into blaming capitalism for a host of other social, ecological, and psychological ills. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 07.29.19

Edmund Burke’s Case for Private Charity Over the Welfare State Kai Weiss, Mises Wire When it comes to the role of government in society, a relatively unknown work of his can be especially illuminating. Continue Reading...