Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute.

Recent blog posts by this author

The 5 Most Dangerous Countries for Christians

For the sixteenth consecutive year, North Korea is ranked as the most oppressive place in the world for Christians, according to the international non-profit ministry Open Doors. Every year Open Doors publishes the World Watch List to highlight...

C.S. Lewis on Government, Economics, and Freedom

The beloved novelist and Christian thinker C. S. Lewis was born on Nov. 29, 1898, in Belfast, Ireland. In honor of his 119th birthday, here are six quotes from Lewis on government, economics, and freedom: On democratic government: “I am a...

Millennials in America Have a Troubling View of Communism and Socialism

Last year the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation released their inaugural annual report on U.S. attitudes towards communism and socialism. The results were dispiriting. “We discovered a rampant amnesia about the crimes of communist regimes...

What You Should Know About Trump’s Tax Reform Framework

Later today in a speech in Indiana, President Trump will outline his tax reform framework. Here’s what you should know about the president’s plan: What are the goals of the tax reform framework? Trump’s tax plan has four stated goals: 1....

5 Facts about Antifa

Throughout 2017 a group known as Antifa has engaged in riots and violent protests at events across the country. Here is what you should know about the black-clad activists: 1. Antifa is a radical and often violent protest movement organized...

5 Facts about the Alt-Right

Rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend ended in violence and domestic terrorism, as white nationalist groups clashed with counter-protestors. The Unite the Right rally was intended, as co-promoter Matthew Heimbach explains,...

How Government Regulation Caused the Financial Crisis

Note: Last week I asked why conservative Christian outlets are increasingly promoting socialist ideas and policies. My friend Jake Meador weighed in to help provide some perspective on this trend. Jake himself is the editor of an online...

Why is socialism being promoted by conservative Christian outlets?

Socialism,” said Richard John Neuhaus, “is the religion people get when they lose their religion.” While that might have been true in Neuhaus’s day, many young Christians are now attempting to have their faith and socialism too. I never got the...

‘Deadbeat Dad’ Stigma Should Be Brought Back

"Deadbeat Dads”—absent fathers who don’t provide financial support for their children—are one of the most significant factors contributing to child poverty in America. So why do some single women have children outside of marriage when they know they...

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