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Howard Jarvis and his 1978 ballot initiative, Proposition 13, changed everything in California and beyond. A new documentary by award-winning filmmakers Jason Cohn and Camille Servan-Schreiber and narrated by Pamela Adlon (Better Things King of the Hill), “The First Angry Man” unpacks the dramatic campaign that slashed property taxes in California, leading to the collapse of the great public ambitions of postwar America and launched a nationwide tax revolt that continues unabated today. In the 40 years since Proposition 13, the nation has witnessed historic growth in economic inequality and the unraveling of America’s safety net.

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The First Angry Man

The First Angry Man

Prop 13, the campaign to slash property taxes, launched a tax revolt that continues today.
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