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Prop 13: Mad as Hell

Photo courtesy of Retro Report

In 1978, when Howard Jarvis declared that he was mad as hell about rising property taxes in California, he started a tax revolt in the state. Thirty-eight years later, Jarvis’s Proposition 13 is still on the books in California, but the debate over its consequences remains.


HOWARD JARVIS: The most important thing in this country is not the school system, nor the police department nor the fire department, it's the right to preserve the right to have property in this country, the right to have a home in this country. That's important.

This is an audio adaptation of Mad as Hell, produced by Joe Rubin and Dan McKinney for Retro Report. Watch nearly 100 more Retro Report short docs here.