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CEA Midwest Executive Director Chris Ventura discusses how counterproductive is is for state institutions of higher education to develop games encouraging people to destroy critical public infrastructure.

Peaceful or violent, protests disregard another critically important issue: energy costs. While an extra few dollars a month might not mean much to some, for others, like low-income families – and the 15 percent of Michiganders living below the poverty line – it could mean choosing between turning on the lights and the heat this winter and putting food on the table.

For those living on low or fixed incomes who regularly spend a significantly larger percentage of their disposable income on energy than those in other income brackets, the burden is even more crushing. And unlike other necessities like housing, food and health care, these consumers often cannot shop for cheaper resources.

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