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A troubling, decades-long lag in real income growth for most Americans is a chief contributor to acute economic inequality. Depressed incomes have come from, among other factors, increased automation, health care costs, global competition, and lower education standards. Some inequality also has arisen from successful innovations and investments – a healthy byproduct of free enterprise. This report's recommendations, spanning education to taxation, derive from a commitment to creating equality of opportunity, the linchpin to achieving shared prosperity.