The concept of "pactflation" is a neologism used to describe a unique phenomenon wherein the terms of a contract, as stipulated by the contract itself or as a result of the contract, exceed the typical dynamics of the market. In this scenario, wealth signals become anti-competitive and distortive, much like inflation, which obscures real wealth growth with superficial indicators.
This effect introduces a new resource class - contract resources. Just as inflation artificially inflates perceived wealth, pactflation artificially inflates the value of these contract resources. In the context of such contracts, wealth isn't necessarily a reflection of tangible assets or real value, but rather, an indicator that may not be in line with actual market dynamics.
An intriguing argument that arises from the concept of pactflation is that fiat currency, being a social construct, is inherently susceptible to pactflation. The argument posits that fiat currency, due to its lack of intrinsic value and dependence on societal agreement for its worth, is inherently less competitive and more susceptible to distortions like pactflation when compared to commodities like gold or silver, which have inherent value. The implications of this argument might lead one to question the solidity of a financial system that is primarily based on fiat currency, and its resistance to such distortions.
(feel free to steal my new theory in the name of the anti fiat argument)