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To Serve God and Wal-Mart by Bethany Moreton
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Jun 15, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: culture, labor, non-fiction, politics
Read in June, 2009

I think it could have been organized differently to make it clearer -- at times the thesis seems buried in the accretion of details about Wal-Mart newsletters from the 70s, free enterprise student clubs, etc. But overall a very interesting piece of historical work about how certain ideological and religious tendencies combined with a particular regional culture to change the economic and political culture of the entire country. Recommended to anyone interested in how we got to where we are now.

And quite a little surprise at the end when the author name-checks Donna Steele, an IP and 1199 member! Seems she read the George Packer article in the New Yorker last fall that profiled Donna ( ).

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