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Cheri Honkala's been homeless, unemployed and -- like 44 million of her fellow citizens -- doesn't have health care. She's one of the workers left behind by the globalized economy. Yet Cheri is a citizen of the United States. In this edition of Life, Cheri, executive director of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union, tells the story of what's happened in her hometown, Philadelphia, and warns that the economic boom in the US could yet prove a disturbing model for the rest of the world. With contributions from Robert Reich, Lester Thurow, Juan Somavia, Naomi Klein, and Francis Fukuyama.