In clear, crisp prose, Jon Forman explains the government's many influences on the activities and needs of ordinary working Americans. In the process, he challenges the government to make work more rewarding and to improve the amount of economic justice in the country. Forman has studied these issues for many years and his analysis is both sophisticated and straightforward. This book will be an excellent resource for anyone interested in the government's policy toward work. --George K. Yin, Edwin S. Cohen Distinguished Professor of Law and Taxation, University of Virginia, and former Chief of Staff, Joint Committee on Taxation
It is remarkable that Professor Forman has offered so many reform ideas in so many policy arenas. One hopes that the book will have an impact on agenda setting in the 2006 and 2008 elections, and beyond. --Yung-Ping (Bing) Chen, Frank J. Manning Eminent Scholar's Chair, Gerontology Institute, John W. McCormack Graduate School, University of Massachusetts Boston
No one has ever put together ideas, recommendations, and facts in quite this way before. Jon Forman has organized his materials around the theme of getting America back to work. His ideas are good, and his research is solid. --Joel S. Newman, Professor of Law, Wake Forest University
About the Author
Jonathan Barry Forman has a national reputation for his research on tax and social welfare policy. He is the Alfred P. Murrah Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he teaches tax, pensions, and elder law. In addition to his dozens of scholarly publications, Professor Forman has a monthly column in the Journal Record newspaper of Oklahoma City. He has also published op-eds in Barron's, the Dallas Morning News, Pensions & Investments, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Washington Times, the Daily Oklahoman, and Tax Notes. Professor Forman has lectured around the world, testified before Congress, and served on numerous federal and state advisory committees. He is vice chair of the board of trustees of the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System, and he is active in the American Bar Association, and the Association of American Law Professors.
Professor Forman earned his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1978. He holds master's degrees in economics and psychology. Before entering academia, it was his privilege to serve in all three branches of the federal government, most recently as tax counsel to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY).