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purchasing power

noun
1.
Also called buying power. the ability to purchase goods and services.
2.
the value of money in terms of what it can buy at a specified time compared to what it could buy at some period established as a base:
the purchasing power of the dollar.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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  • Instead, they became hooked on credit and the ability to extract purchasing power from the housing bubble.
  • As the president's wallet grew fatter, the purchasing power of his countrymen plummeted.
  • Don't be surprised when our purchasing power eventually dwindles.
  • If the dollar devalues precipitously or inflation spikes, the purchasing power-or real value-of your savings will wither.
  • Increased purchasing power was one of his rallying cries.
  • Thus stealing your purchasing power as the consumer and reducing your standard of living.
  • Nor is his second point about purchasing power parities telling.
  • Here as well, how prices move matters a lot: income is relevant insofar as it shows consumers' purchasing power.
  • If workers' purchasing power is held constant even as they work fewer hours, then labor demand will be held constant.
  • The injection of this large increase in purchasing power into the economies has had many effects.

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