Stimulus vs. Austerity Is Germany Saving Itself to Death?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has chosen the path of austerity to push her country out of a debt crisis that threatens to weigh on generations to come. Two German economists debate the merits of the government's savings program on SPIEGEL ONLINE: Should Berlin cut back or spend to ensure economic health?
Von Gustav A. Horn und Michael Hüther
Are the German government's savings measures a burden or a crutch for the economy?

Are the German government's savings measures a burden or a crutch for the economy?

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