Hennessy's View

Thoughts from someone who decided to try to get into heaven.

How Crony Capitalism Spreads Bureaucracy

St. Louisan Eric Greitens did more before graduating from college than most people do in a lifetime. And, as if to insult us all, after college, Eric became a Navy SEAL. In his remarkable book, The Heart and the Fist: The education of a humanitarian, the making of a Navy SEAL, Greitens tells the story of a man who seems too good to be true. Seriously. And the book left me with two big impressions–probably the wrong ones, but that’s how I am. Read more →

Here’s One Way the Government’s Making Medicine Worse in America

I had to go to the doctor today. The reason’s not important. Here’s what is: It took my doctor 10 minutes to describe my symptoms into a government-mandated voice recognition system. In the old days, the doctor took notes. Now, he has to recite his observations into a Mad Men-era dictaphone. “Male, age 48, blood pressure one-twenty-one over seventy-three … “ The damn machine (government medical technology) couldn’t understand half the doctor’s words. Read more →

Meet the GSA’s 8th Grade Minds That Run Your Life

There are two kinds of people in America: those who grow up to become productive adults, and those who become bureaucrats. The GSA scandal lit up the 3 Stooges mentality of the “men and women” who would run every aspect of your life if Obama and his czars get their way. Jeff Neely’s the guy Thomas Jefferson had in mind when wrote: He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance. Read more →