Boston Globe Accidentally Reports That Raising the Minimum Wage Kills Jobs
Those who are fighting for an increased minimum wage ignore the simple economics of running a company. Businesses only have so much money available to pay people. The difference between YouthWorks and private business is that only one gets to vote on how much they have available.
But yeah, that money comes from private business -- in the form of taxes -- too.
You can't just mess with the supply/demand curve without causing unintended outcomes. Let employers and job-seekers figure out beneficial arrangements on their own -- they are the only ones who can.