That’s like trusting Fox & Friends to provide journalism, or asking Sean Hannity to provide technical analysis at IHS Jane’s Fighting Ships.
Always consider the source, the mechanism, the aim, the angle. EVE isn’t very different from real life you know, it all boils down to human behaviour Marketing, narrative control, it’s all a thing. But as we know there’s a discrepancy between perception and reality.
Anyway, ISK in terms of reserves has nothing to do with that. The ability to replace supercapitals is a matter of military industrial optimisation for consistancy of volume output.
In other words, your ability to keep production lines going, in redundancy, without gaps between productions, and with continuity of resource supply as required. Consider the build timers of components and ships and the amount of assembly lines required. It is actually quite possible to figure out the exact production capacity and speed tresholds. Which I’m sure everybody monitors of everybody else, along with contract / market / regional data / scraping / sigint for resource tracks in support of that to offset matters.
A part of that is ISK, but the by far biggest part is resource harvesting output / stockpiling / prioritising. In the end that boils down to demographics and means. So the amount of people and the amount of stuff required to provide the required resources. Typically Rorquals.
Though you are talking about a place where leadership was outed repeatedly for asking its people to not report bots, so there’s a bit of that too.
Sure, there is a stupid amount of ISK in EVE. See the Economic Reports for details. But that is an entirely different topic.