money illusion

noun

Definition of money illusion

: the illusion that the face value of money is representative of its purchasing power : preoccupation (as of a wage earner) with wages rather than with real income or prices

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“Money illusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/money%20illusion. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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