Aaron Wiener

Aaron Wiener is a freelance journalist living in Berlin and a special correspondent for the Los Angeles Times.

Recent Articles

Austerity Über Alles

Germany's insistence on belt-tightening during the recession stems from a fear of history repeating itself.

BERLIN, GERMANY—Score another one for Angie.

Last night in Brussels, the leaders of 25 of the 27 European Union countries agreed to become more like Germany. Not in so many words, of course. There was talk of spurring growth, creating jobs, and liberalizing trade. But at the heart of the pact was the so-called debt brake.