Fortuitously stumbled across this while looking for something else. Arthur Grimes investigates the Arbee:
In his “Life Among the Econ” Axel Leijonhufvud took an ethnographic approach to describing the Econ tribe and, especially, two of its components: the Macro and the Micro. My purpose is to delve further into the life of the Macro, specifically examining the Arbee sub-tribe. The task of our research is to examine the nature of the Arbee reaction to claims by other tribes and sub-tribes that the Arbee rituals have caused The Imbalance in The Economy. Specifically, their highly formalised OC Ritual (OCR) has been blamed for creating The Imbalance … It is the rituals of the Arbee that many claim to be the cause of The Imbalance in The Economy. If only the Arbee were to conduct their ritual in a different manner, the prices, expenditure and living standards would all right themselves.
The OC Ritual is a highly stylised dance. The first move involves no actions by the priests, just observation of other dancers. The priests observe the effect on all prices that result from the bigfella man’s resource directives. The high priest has a contract with the bigfella man that price rises must be kept to within a certain sacred range.
Hilarious, yet serious, it’s worthwhile reading the whole thing. See Leijonhufvud for the background.