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Bilan De L'économie Française 1919-1946
Bilan De L'économie Française 1919-1946
By Charles Bettelheim
Presses Universitaires, 1947, 291 pp

After reviewing developments in various sectors of French economic life, M. Bettelheim, an official in the Ministry of Labor, decides that French capitalism has largely given up trying to compete in the world market, adopting instead a restrictionist and monopolist policy at home. From this, he feels, flows a necessity to nationalize the key elements in the country's economy.