… is from page 120 of my late, great colleague Walter Williams ’s 2015 book, American Contempt for Liberty , which is a collection of many of Walter’s columns and essays; this quotation specifically is from Walter’s January 8th, 2014, syndicated column, “Politics and Minimum Wage “:
Minimum wages have their greatest unemployment impact on the least skilled worker. After all, who’s going to pay a worker an hourly wage of $10 if that worker is so unfortunate as to have skills that enable him to produce only $5 worth of value per hour? Who are these workers? For the most part, they are low-skilled teens or young adults, most of whom are poorly educated blacks and Latinos.