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One major thing Bush could do to get the economy rolling again is to stop all this nonsense talk about invading Iraq.  War means risk.  Risk depletes expectations of future economic growth.  It also radically reduces the willingness of people to make long-term investments necassary for productivity improvements, innovation, and wealth creation.  Talk of war, particularly one with a slippery time line, is pure poison for an economy.  Iraq isn’t worth spending the next three years in the economic toilet. [John Robb’s Radio Weblog]