- "The galactic economy is a hypercomplex system, full of unexpected movements and ill-discerned effects, where the flutter of a pigeon on Trantor may create a typhoon on Bal'demnic. It is a mathematical organism with enough dependent variables to make the most devout Givin theoretician throw up his hands in defeat. This has by no means prevented attempts to harness it for political ends."
- ―The Golden Emperor of Prekaz
The Golden Emperor of Prekaz was an individual, who once commented on the nature of the galactic economy. The historian Gabrel Treon quoted the Golden Emperor in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Praji: A Cartel of Genes, a history of the Praji family.