There are nearly 4 million people of Chinese ancestry living in the United States. Meanwhile, the treatment of Chinese-Americans often depends on the strength or weakness of China itself; the more powerful China becomes, the more Chinese-Americans are seen as vessels of that power. Eric Liu, a former speechwriter and policy advisor to President Clinton, talks about what shapes modern Chinese-American identity in, “A Chinaman’s Chance: One Family’s Journey and the Chinese American Dream.”
It’s easy to eschew the stock market if you don’t have a lot of money to invest. But Ron Lieber, the “Your Money” columnist for The New York Times, says there are a growing number of startups that have emerged in recent years that can help people of average or modest means invest in the stock market at a lower cost.