Information is knowledge. It is not power necessarily, but being informed can incite change. The state of affairs in the United States has become increasingly apparent of late. Money is everything, but nothing. Overnight after the brexit vote led to the disappearance of billions of dollars. Money is created and destroyed at the whims of banks. It is nothing. The increased prevalence of electronic funds has made wealth even more abstract.
It is now commonly accepted that lobbyists have made it impossible to pass any form of gun control in congress. People claim the NRA has bought the Republican party and it is generally not disputed. How obvious then is it that all politicians that receive money from special interest groups must be beholden in some way. The wealth gap has increased disgustingly in past decades. The only thing that those with power fear is losing that power.