Power and Money, are both what the world seems to be looking for. In fact if you have one, you can usually get the other pretty easy. Money and power, are considered the goal in life by many people. When you have power, you control your own destiny, you make your own way, you have to kneel to no one, or at least less people. When you have money you are secure, you can be confident and comfortable, you can again be in control of your own destiny.
But I would suggest that Jesus points an accusing finger at both power and money. In fact in regards to money, Jesus says quite frankly, "you cannot serve God and money" My point is pretty simple, and perhaps we can get more complex in the discussion:
Money and Power are not neutral, they have an ethical or moral weight to them. The only way in which we can subvert their pull, is by voluntarily giving up both, in order to bring money and power to the impoverished and disempowerd.