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De La Limitation Des Armements Par La Méthode Budgétaire
De La Limitation Des Armements Par La Méthode Budgétaire
By Louis Perillier
Rousseau, 1932, 200 pp.

The author has applied himself to a purely practical problem, namely the ways and means of limiting expenditure on national defense, as envisaged by the preparatory commission on disarmament, and more particularly to the question of establishing the actual figures of expenditure. The author has examined the system of accounting and publication of budgetary statistics in England, France, Germany and Italy. His conclusion is that, even though the methods employed in these countries differ, their systems are such that the truth cannot be camouflaged, and that full reliance can be placed upon this method of control.