Letter: Raising wages will hurt young
Neither New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio nor the City Council has the authority to mandate changes in the minimum wage .
Also, as economist Thomas Sowell warned in 2008, minimum-wage laws "lead to chronically higher rates of unemployment in general and longer periods of unemployment . . . especially among younger, less experienced, less skilled . . . [and] minority workers."
Joseph N. Manago, Briarwood