Although citizens in a democracy have voting rights, each individual's vote is seen as not effective. Many citizens indeed do not bother to vote. For example, for the USA Presidential election, the voter turnout has been about 49 to 57% for the last four decades. In every democratic country, citizens have no control of the government after the votes are cast. The political voting right, done in a few seconds once every few years, has no direct economic value for citizens.
Political right should be complemented with economical rights. Citizen ownership must be institutionalized, as already done partially in the state of Alaska. Co-ownership of a country's common properties, those that are not privately owned, must be a fundamental human right of every citizen. Monies derived from common properties must be distributed equally to every citizen unconditionally. This economic right has been missing from democracies.
With this fundamental ownership right, poverty in many countries can be totally eradicated, as illustrated in the Singapore example.
In current democracies, the governments impose an extreme taxation (100%) on the citizen-ownership income that every citizen should be entitled to, as the rightful owner of his/her country. This extreme taxation causes poverty on many people.