Poverty and politics has long been seen as quite related. Political power influences the magnitude of poverty. At least it is quite famous here in India. But certainly, poor people have never enjoyed political power and conversely, powerful people never have been poor. And, the people who live poorly even after being in political power, we call them modest not poor or poverty stricken. That certainly means political power is inversely proportional to poverty. Not all can be given political power but certainly autonomy or a more horizontal distribution of power can certainly affect magnitude of poverty in a positive way. The most poor nations definitely have a rigid vertical distribution of power. Want to listen yours!