The problem with the arguments for inaction isn't that they're wrong, it's that they prove too much.
And he has remained steadfast in his conviction that the Great Depression was caused by inaction by the Fed.
What is more, I would argue that the current economic woes provide us not with an excuse for inaction but a reason for acting.
inaction tears at our conscience and can lead to more costly intervention later.
Many Syrians see the vetoes used to block a robust resolution as an excuse for inaction.
Even this did not arouse McClellan, and two more weeks of inaction passed before he again set his vast army in motion.
Now every minute's inaction increased this spirit of restlessness.
For a moment there was silence, inaction; then of a sudden the old man stiffened.
After three months of inaction give light, warmth and moisture.
For Chuang Tzŭ spent his life in preaching the great creed of inaction, and in pointing out the uselessness of all useful things.