In an OpEd for the Boston Globe, Jeff Jacoby argues that the minimum wage is responsible for the high unemployment rate and that it hurts teens, specifically black teens. Of course, implying that African-American teens are worth less instead of examining social impediments to jobs, like lack of transportation or the fact that employers are less likely to hire an African-American teen than a Caucasian one, regardless of pay scale.
Jacoby makes a number of dubious claims that are easily debunked in this article by Barry Nolan of the Boston Daily.
The minimum wage has been all but eliminated in five very significant ways.
1. The scam of the independent contractor.
2. Intern abuse.
3. Prison labor.
4. Undocumented workers.