Here’s another fascinating interview on GRITtv, this time with Bethany Moreton, author of To Serve God and Walmart: The Making of Christian Free Enterprise.
Moreton, in this interview with Laura Flanders, calls her work an answer to Thomas Frank’s What’s The Matter With Kansas. Frank examined the apparent conundrum of working class Kansans voting solidly Republican when their economic interests would clearly be better served by liberal policies.
But Moreton speaks with great respect of the multiplicity of motives, beyond mere economics, driving these voters. Amazingly, she finds Walmart employees who see their work as a kind of Christian service. What distinguishes her work from Frank’s is her remarkable respect for her subjects.
This is an interesting interview about a subject of surprising importance.