Michael A. Fletcher
Reporter

Michael A. Fletcher is a national economics correspondent, writing about unemployment, state and municipal debt and the evolving job market. Previously, he was a White House correspondent, covering both the Obama and Bush administrations. He also has written about education and race relations. Fletcher is co-author of “Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas,” a critically acclaimed biography published by Doubleday in April 2007.  Fletcher was born and raised in New York City where he attended public schools. He is a graduate of Boston University.

 

 

 

Latest by Michael A. Fletcher

U.S. companies cautioned to curb their enthusiasm for trade with Cuba

U.S. companies cautioned to curb their enthusiasm for trade with Cuba

Don’t expect too much too soon, attendees at conference on business opportunities in Cuba are told.

Can achieving retirement security be easier than we think?

Can achieving retirement security be easier than we think?

Many investment managers argue that financial security is actually within reach for most Americans, if only they took some simple steps—and stuck with them.

Black and Latino working families are twice as likely as others to be low-income

Black and Latino working families are twice as likely as others to be low-income

New report says state governments should do more to close the growing gaps separating working families of different races.

White high school dropouts are wealthier than black and Hispanic college graduates. Can a new policy tool fix that?

White high school dropouts are wealthier than black and Hispanic college graduates. Can a new policy tool fix that?

Public policy group says the racial wealth gap will close only if lawmakers better understand what works best.