War in Iraq Unlikely to be Shot in the Arm for Economy

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Andrew C. Brod, Director, Center for Business & Economic Research (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The clock is ticking, and war in Iraq seems imminent. Debates have been raging in the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, but it appears that it’s only a matter of time before the United States follows through on President Bush’s threat to disarm Saddam Hussein by force. And because the American economy is sluggish right now, one can hear an old refrain mixing in with the barking of the dogs of war: that in spite of its horrors, at least a war will be “good for the economy.”

Additional Information

Publication
Brod, Andrew (2003). War in Iraq Unlikely to be Shot in the Arm for Economy. Greensboro News and Record, February 23, 2003
Language: English
Date: 2003
Keywords
Iraq war, Economic impact, Wartime economy, Great depression