money illusion

money illusion
 The false perception of increased income when inflation is greater than the increase in income.
 ► “Smokers experience money illusion in that they respond more to nominal price changes than to real changes.” (Journal of Business Research, Sept. 1995, p. 33)

American business jargon. 2014.

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